ERIC Number: ED388790
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Interpreting Company Materials. P.R.I.D.E. People Retraining for Industry Excellence.
This workplace skills course on interpreting company materials is designed to help students interpret and make better use of the signs, notices, forms, memos, and instructions that they come across at work. Introductory material includes a course description, objectives, topical outline, evaluation, evaluation applicable in the workplace, and teacher tips. The course consists of 24 sessions, each of which has these components: objectives, topics, methods, evaluation, materials list, and information sheets and handouts. Topics covered in the sessions include the following: job terms; abbreviations, acronyms, and pictorial symbols; working with codes and numbers; subjects and verbs; singulars and plurals; sentence structure; paragraphs; interpreting forms; filling out forms; schedules; reading and interpreting instructions; writing instructions; strategies for dealing with unfamiliar vocabulary; spelling and pronunciation; reading for information; reading and interpreting maps and diagrams; and using maps and diagrams to instruct others. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Behavioral Objectives, Business Communication, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Guides, Grammar, Idioms, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Reading Strategies, Student Evaluation, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ.
Note: For related documents, see ED 351 578-599, ED 368 968-988, and CE 070 164-183.