ERIC Number: ED392309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Workplace Communication Workshop.
Northeastern Illinois Univ., Chicago. Chicago Teachers' Center.; Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Chicago, IL.
The content and design of a workplace communication workshop jointly sponsored by a university teachers' center and a local union are described. The workshop objective is to provide workers for whom English is a second language with upgraded writing skills needed to fill out report forms, improved document reading skills for reading charts and graphs, math skills to tally production and formulate statistics, and the expanded vocabulary needed to read work-related forms and documents. Worker needs and interests direct course content and material selection, and participants work individually on computers to become familiar with word processing and spreadsheet software used in their jobs. Instructional materials drawn from workplace documents and forms are listed, and a list of textbooks used is also provided. Fifteen specific class activities using the forms, documents, and workplace tools are described. A brief bibliography is included. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Class Activities, Communication Skills, Computer Literacy, Inplant Programs, Instructional Materials, Mathematics Instruction, Organizational Communication, Problem Solving, Program Descriptions, Reading Instruction, Records (Forms), Second Language Programs, Skill Development, Staff Development, Teamwork, Unions, Vocabulary Development, Vocational English (Second Language), Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Northeastern Illinois Univ., Chicago. Chicago Teachers' Center.; Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Chicago, IL.