ERIC Number: ED382775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Long Island Workplace Literacy Program. Final Performance Report and Final Evaluation Report.
Silverman, Gene; And Others
The Long Island Workplace Literacy Partnership was established to provide workplace literacy programs for adult workers with inadequate reading, mathematics, communication, English language, and decision-making skills. Four corporations cooperated with the Board of Cooperative Educational Services of Nassau County in the project. The service delivery model was open ended and individualized, allowing for continuous enrollment, ongoing assessment, and ongoing placement. An individualized approach was used with students, instructional materials were workplace-specific, and instructors worked closely with students' supervisors to obtain input leading to program improvement. During the program, 294 adults were trained, curriculum was developed, products were disseminated, and the company partners demonstrated continuing commitment to the program. All project objectives were met except for provision of career counseling and other support services, which was deemed not feasible for the project. An outside evaluator noted the program's extensive successes. (Extensive appendixes to the project report include the following: a supervisor interview worksheet, a student interview form, a sample individual learning plan, forms for teacher and supervisor meetings, sample materials, staff training activities, a statewide conference presentation, job sheets, task sheets, checklists, and third-party evaluation.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Westbury, NY.