ERIC Number: ED383231
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
El Camino College Basic Skills for Quality Project. Final Report.
El Camino Coll., Torrance, CA.
This is the final report of a cooperative basic skills and literacy project of El Camino College (California) and two companies, BP Chemicals/Hitco Inc. and a division of the Hughes Aircraft Company. An extension of an earlier workplace program with BP chemicals, the program provided basic mathematics, reading, and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction for company employees with limited skills in those areas. All classes were held at worksites. The original four-course core curriculum was expanded to include vocational ESL (business communication, both reading and writing), a three-tiered technical mathematics curriculum, team-based organizational leadership skill development, study skills, introduction to computer fundamentals, and a course in customized computer software. The report gives an overview of project design and content, outlining specific goals, related performance objectives, and activities undertaken to meet them, participant demographics, a brief evaluation of project effectiveness, and notes on outside evaluation efforts. It is concluded that the project achieved its primary goal and incorporated some important innovations. Appended materials include instructional materials for students, materials designed for trainer and supervisor workshops, student forms and data used for planning, a survey form, and participant and supervisor evaluation forms. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Aerospace Industry, Basic Skills, Business Communication, Community Colleges, Inplant Programs, Literacy Education, Manufacturing Industry, Mathematics Instruction, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Quality Control, Reading Instruction, School Business Relationship, Second Language Instruction, Two Year Colleges, Vocational English (Second Language)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: El Camino Coll., Torrance, CA.