ERIC Number: ED403389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Workplace Literacy Teacher Training: The Context.
Harrington, Lois G.; And Others
These three learning guides comprise one of four packages in the Workplace Literacy Teacher Training series that provides information and skills necessary for the user to become a successful instructor in an effective workplace literacy program. The guides in this package look at the unique environment and culture involved in providing education and training to adults in a workplace. Each guide consists of these components: introduction, objectives, list of activities to help meet the objectives, readings followed by questions for reflection, application activity, evaluation guidelines, and annotated bibliography. The first guide focuses on the workplace and how to design workplace literacy programs to fit its specific needs. It explains how such programs differ from other literacy programs, presents examples, and identifies factors in the workplace that must be considered in developing an appropriate literacy program. The characteristics of learners in such programs are addressed in the second guide. It describes characteristics of adult learners, provides information on how to develop a learning environment appropriate for those characteristics, and presents instructional strategies for serving the wide range of individuals within the adult population. The third guide looks at the role of the instructor. It presents the skills, qualities, and ethics of an effective workplace literacy instructor and helps the instructor analyze his or her readiness to assume the instructional role. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Students, Behavioral Objectives, Educational Environment, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Literacy Education, Needs Assessment, Professional Development, Program Content, Program Design, Program Development, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Qualifications, Teaching Guides, Workplace Literacy
Publications, Center on Education and Training for Employment, 1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (order no. LT73A: $25; set of four packages, LT73: $90).
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.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.
Note: For related documents, see CE 073 122-124.