ERIC Number: ED379956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
English as a Second Language for the Workplace. Worker Education Program. Curriculum Guide.
Garcia, Paula; Keresztes-Nagy, Susan
The guide outlines the curriculum designed for a workplace literacy program for about 500 members of a clothing and textile workers union in the Chicago (Illinois) area. The program is intended to prepare workers for the challenges of work in an environment of constantly changing demographics, new technology, and shifting global economy. An introductory section summarizes the program design and goals, participants, staffing, and support services and educational methodology, theory, and philosophy. A section explains the five-unit curriculum in greater detail, describing seven specific instructional strategies (problem-posing, language experience approach, student-generated dialogues and role-plays, use of realia and photographs, Total Physical Response, cooperative learning, and pairwork) to be adapted to workplace needs, ideas for worker-centered activities, and recommended classroom techniques. The instructional materials to be used are noted and additional teacher guidelines are outlined. Subsequently, charts expand on the five curriculum unit themes (work issues/workplace communication, health and safety, quality control, work forms, and company rules), specifying participant performance objectives, related language skills, lesson ideas and activities, and instructional materials. Course goals and vocabulary specific to each of the participating companies are also outlined. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Classroom Techniques, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Educational Objectives, Educational Strategies, English (Second Language), Fashion Industry, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Communication, Job Skills, Language Skills, Literacy Education, Occupational Safety and Health, Organizational Communication, Quality Control, Records (Forms), Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary, Vocational English (Second Language), Work Environment, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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.