ERIC Number: ED383868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May-12
Reference Count: N/A
Labour Adjustment Initiative Report. Validation Draft.
Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, Toronto.
The Labour Adjustment Initiative was developed in Ontario to provide the ever-increasing number of laid-off workers with remedial basic skills training in order to prepare them for other jobs or further training. The model developed by the Literacy Branch of the Ontario government emphasized a collaborative approach that drew together all of the educational providers in a community to deliver preparatory training for laid-off workers while the community providers helped to ensure that workers received training funds and unemployment insurance. The model developed included the following major elements: (1) a learner-centered, goal-focused approach; (2) individualized curriculum; (3) small class size; (4) facilitated learning as opposed to teacher-focused instruction; and (5) work-related learning materials. The model was enthusiastically received by the workers and the providers. Following implementation of the model, recommendations for improvement were made in the areas of collaboration, assessment, the learning model, and administration. Especially recommended was collection of data concerning what jobs were likely to be available so that the curriculum could be focused in those areas. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada