ERIC Number: ED395166
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Analyzing Workforce Education. Monograph.
Texas Community & Technical Coll. Workforce Education Consortium.
This monograph examines the issue of task analysis as used in workplace literacy programs, debating the need for it and how to perform it in a rapidly changing environment. Based on experiences of community colleges in Texas, the report analyzes ways that task analysis can be done and how to implement work force education programs more quickly. The first section of the report examines the efficacy of extensive task analysis; the second section proposes an alternative based on experience: creating a dynamic curriculum that is a circular process of determining and meeting needs. The third section explains how to estimate the cost of doing task analysis and creating and implementing workplace curriculum. In the fourth section, marketing and gaining company support are examined. This section is followed by a discussion of indicators of program quality and transfer of training in the following two sections. Sections seven and eight are case studies of training projects conducted by North Lake College and Grayson College in Texas. A resource list includes the following: 17 references on communications, 5 references on mathematics, 4 references on safety and English as a second language, 5 references on problem solving, and 1 each on customer service, blueprint reading, and curriculum development. Additional resources include a list of 14 organizations and 9 publications. Appendixes include information on the lesson development process and a lesson sample; sample program marketing materials; and management materials from North Lake College and Grayson College. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas Community & Technical Coll. Workforce Education Consortium.