ERIC Number: ED393967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Developing and Evaluating Workplace Literacy Programs: A Handbook for Practitioners and Trainers.
Mikulecky, Larry; And Others
This handbook, which is intended for workplace literacy practitioners and trainers, examines how to develop and evaluate workplace literacy. Discussed in chapter 1 are the following: current practices in workplace literacy programs, literacy demands on workers and ways of addressing them through workplace education programs, and the importance of long-term education and custom-designed instruction. Chapter 2 details the following steps in the process of planning a workplace literacy program: establishing a planning group, analyzing the need for education, locating funding sources, and gaining management and employee support. Examined in chapter 3 is the process of conducting a literacy task analysis and using the findings to design curriculum materials relevant to learners' jobs. Suggestions are provided for customizing a curriculum and supplementing it with suitable off-the-shelf materials and job aids and for recruiting learners to a workplace literacy program. In chapter 4, the process of evaluating a workplace literacy program from the perspectives of formative and summative evaluations is explained. Contains a 10-item annotated bibliography of further resources and a 36-item reference list are included. Appended are 46 overhead transparency masters that provide a broad outline summary of each chapter. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Annotated Bibliographies, Educational Practices, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Literacy Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Task Analysis, Workplace Literacy
National Center on Adult Literacy, University of Pennsylvania, Publications, 3910 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3111 (order no. PG96-01).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Adult Literacy, Philadelphia, PA.