ERIC Number: ED379955
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Integrating Literacy and Workplace Skills for Worker Advancement. Worker Education Program Final Report, May 1, 1992 - March 31, 1994.
Final evaluation of the Workplace Education Program, funded by the National Workplace Literacy Program to provide workplace literacy education programs to 425 members of Chicago (Illinois) area clothing and textile workers union members, is presented. The program's goal was to enhance workers' basic literacy skills for present job stabilization and future job advancement. Additionally, it sought to prepare limited-English-speaking workers for employment in an environment of new technology and increased global competition. Because of the characteristics of the learner population, instructional emphasis was placed on English skills acquisition using contextualized workplace materials, supplemented by workshops on work-related topics. The report begins with an overview of the program and evaluation and highlights of program outcomes, focusing on outcomes for both participants and partner companies. Accomplishment of four specific objectives is then summarized, and summary data on the number and characteristics of program participants (workers and companies) are presented. A separate section details program activities, including classes, participant profiles, information on the four partner companies, participating community-based organizations, and program staff, educational methodology, teacher selection, staff development and teacher evaluation, and learning materials and resource center. The program implementation model and dissemination activities and the evaluation activities are then discussed. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Attendance Patterns, Basic Skills, Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, Community Organizations, Curriculum Design, Educational Needs, Educational Strategies, English (Second Language), Fashion Industry, Immigrants, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Needs Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Personal Narratives, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction, Staff Development, Student Characteristics, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Selection, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northeastern Illinois Univ., Chicago. Chicago Teachers Center.; Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers' Union, New York, NY.
Note: For related documents, see FL 800 880-883.