ERIC Number: ED384777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Workplace Literacy Product Checklist. Judging the Quality of Workplace Literacy Products. Workforce Tools.
National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.
This product checklist can be used to determine whether a particular workplace literacy product (such as a series of instructional workbooks, curriculum guides, or computerized instructional systems), follows best practice and will meet the needs of a particular business firm and build the productive capacity of its employees. The checklist was developed from a list of best practice guidelines constructed by nationally recognized workplace literacy professionals, business people, and union representatives. The product checklist is divided into five sections. The introductory section explains the purpose of the checklist, defines workplace literacy, and lays out the structure of the checklist. The second section explains how workplace literacy training fits within the larger context of work force development and workplace change, and it lists other collaborative products designed to help small and midsized companies in their change efforts. The third section provides instruction on using the checklist; the fourth section, the checklist itself, provides an annotated listing of the key elements in each of seven steps in the development and implementation of a workplace literacy program, against which workplace literacy products can be measured. The seven steps are as follows: program development, program preparation, curriculum development, instructional development, training staff preparation, program delivery, and training and program evaluation. The final section is a comparison chart that includes space to compare the merits of three different products and a firm's capacity to undertake parts of a workplace literacy program. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Check Lists, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Literacy Education, Models, On the Job Training, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Workplace Literacy
National Alliance of Business, Distribution, P.O. Box 501, Annapolis Junction, MD 20702 (Order No. R5581, $4 plus shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see ED 378 406-407, ED 380 555-556, CE 068 865, CE 068 928-929, and CE 069 460.