ERIC Number: ED383230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Workplace Basic Skills from Beginning to End (Overview, Needs Analysis, Marketing/Recruitment, Workforce Assessment, Curriculum, Instruction, Evaluation).
Jones, Douglas; And Others
The materials, visuals to accompany a presentation on development of workplace literacy programs, include: a definition of workplace literacy; flow chart for basic skills program development; definition of workplace education needs assessment; list of topics for interviewing trainers, supervisors, management personnel/HR, safety, union/labor representatives and worker, in developing a workplace literacy program; checklist of materials to collect in organizing program content; notes on the readability of written materials; form for analyzing job tasks in terms of basic skills needed, core literacy skills, and related terms, materials, and situations; list of program marketing and recruitment activities; comparison of advantages of mandatory and voluntary worker literacy assessment, and of company-wide assessment versus assessment based in department or shift; notes on use of standardized versus customized assessment instrument; list of tests available to assess ESL, reading/writing, and math skills; excerpt from an assessment report; definitions of competency (general) and a competency (specific); list of characteristics of a customized curriculum; list of competencies and syllabus for a high-beginner-level ESL course for production workers; characteristics of a quality workplace instructor; and chart outlining purpose and data-gathering methods for four levels of program-based evaluation (reaction, learning, transfer of learning, organizational impact). (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Competency Based Education, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Definitions, Language Tests, Literacy Education, Marketing, Needs Assessment, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Reading Tests, Second Language Instruction, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Student Recruitment, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Visual Aids, Vocational English (Second Language), Writing Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center--Resources for Education, Des Plaines, IL.