ERIC Number: ED393996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Hazardous Communication and Tools for Quality: Basic Statistics. Responsive Text. Educational Materials for the Workplace.
Vermont Inst. for Self-Reliance, Rutland.
This guide provides a description of Responsive Text (RT), a method for presenting job-relevant information within a computer-based support system. A summary of what RT is and why it is important is provided first. The first section of the guide provides a brief overview of what research tells about the reading process and how the general design of RT conforms to current theoretical views of reading. This review of reading theory provides a framework for a detailed description of RT design and operation. The balance of the document describes the RT lessons, including the following: the four-lesson sequence, Working with Hazardous Materials, which covers the major hazardous materials topics required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration; the three modules in Tools for Quality that introduce some skills and techniques used in most Total Quality Management programs; the three modules in the Communications sequence; the two-module sequence on Bloodborne Pathogens; and the lesson on Creative Problem Solving. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Communication Skills, Computer Assisted Instruction, Hazardous Materials, Job Skills, Learning Modules, Problem Solving, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Total Quality Management, Vocational Education
B.E.S.T., Vermont Institute for Self-Reliance, 128 Merchants Row, Room 202, Rutland, VT 05701 (guide and Responsive Text diskettes).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Vermont Inst. for Self-Reliance, Rutland.