ERIC Number: ED391396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jul-14
Worker Education Program 1993-95 Evaluation Report.
Fischer, Joseph C.; Larson, Katherine E.
The evaluation report details the structure and outcomes of a workplace education program for members of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers' Union from May 1993 through March 1995, and assesses the program's design as a model for similar programs elsewhere. The program was designed to enhance workers' skills and meet personal educational needs through adult basic education, English-as-a-Second-Language instruction, Spanish literacy instruction, high school equivalency, mathematics, and vocational courses. In addition, the program promoted adult educator training and workplace curriculum development. An introductory section gives an overview of the program. Two subsequent sections provide assessments of the efficacy of the program structures and of the program's process and outcome results. The next section examines five aspects of the program model: the comprehensiveness of its framework; collaborative planning mechanisms; its worker-centered curriculum and instructional techniques; formative program evaluation; and the extent to which it broadens the concept of workplace education. In all of these areas, the program was found to be effective and promising as a model for other, similar programs. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Fashion Industry, High School Equivalency Programs, Inplant Programs, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction, Native Language Instruction, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, School Business Relationship, Second Language Programs, Spanish, Unions, Vocational Education, Vocational English (Second Language)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northeastern Illinois Univ., Chicago. Chicago Teachers Center.; Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Chicago, IL.