ERIC Number: ED402465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Building Knowledge in the Workplace and Beyond. Curriculum Adaptation Project.
A project was conducted to adapt and modify the four-part workplace literacy curriculum previously created by the College of Lake County (Illinois) and six industries in the county in order to improve the usefulness and application of the information in the original curriculum. Information for the adaptation project was generated by instructors piloting the original curriculum in their workplace classrooms. The following procedures were followed: (1) an instructor questionnaire was created and administered to instructors asking for their feedback and suggestions for improvement; (2) interviews were conducted with the participating instructors to elicit information regarding curriculum usage and effectiveness; (3) a roundtable of instruction was conducted with instructors participating in the project after 48 hours of instruction; and (4) suggestions for improvement were summarized and implemented. As a result of the adaptation project, revisions were incorporated into the curriculum, including the following: a completely revised course in English as a second language, a learning style inventory, a sample lesson plan, more ideas for workplace activities, examples of possible assessments, more cross-cultural communication suggestions, a list of characteristics of adult workplace learners, and a basic blueprint reading instructional guide. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Communication Skills, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, English (Second Language), Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Program Development, School Business Relationship, Teaching Methods, Workplace Literacy
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: Lake County Coll., Grayslake, IL.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For related documents, see CE 073 116-120.