ERIC Number: ED388118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Workplace Literacy Program (WPL) at Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc. Final Evaluation.
Friedenberg, Joan E.
This document describes the procedures for and results of the external evaluation of the workplace literacy program for underemployed garment industry workers with low English skills at Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc. in Chinatown in New York City. The document describes the evaluation design and methodology as well as the evaluation results, which include results from context, input, process, and product evaluations. The evaluation concluded that the workplace literacy program continues to be planned and implemented effectively, with the most outstanding program components being program administration, curriculum development, teaching, and counseling. One recommendation raised by both program staff and students was the need for more English-as-a-Second-Language literacy training for students. Other recommendations concerned curriculum and instruction,. It was suggested that the curriculum developer should continue to develop more visual aids to support instruction, instructors should continue to work on students' pronunciation and syntax and grammar in English, and instructors should continue to give mastery quizzes. Finally, the program should work with the city of New York to upgrade the physical facility in which the program operates. Appended materials include a site visit schedule, sample curriculum, sample class schedule, sample class handout, interview questions, and the formative evaluation report. (JL) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)