ERIC Number: ED408863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The Connector, 1996.
Connector, n4-7 1996
Four newsletter issues address aspects of adult immigrant education for employment. The first focuses on the manufacturing industry, with articles describing a Pima County Adult Education (Arizona) program concerning quality standards, an El Paso Community College (Texas) program for employees of companies in transition, and survey results on selling workplace English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) programs to employers and employees. The second issue highlights school-to-work (STW) and vocational ESL instruction, including inclusion of bilingual/ESL students in STW programs and use of the SCANS (Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills) skills to prepare students for employment. The third issue concerns identifying the impact of workplace education programs, including articles on use of the "return on investment" concept to provide program data meaningful to businesses, the multiple perspectives (company, employee, union, educator) on workplace education, and a literacy audit process that customizes programs for both employers and employees. The fourth issue concerns making instruction relevant to the workplace, with articles on a program using holistic instructional methods, workplace materials, and broad-based participation by stakeholders; how to help learners transfer skills to the workplace; and incorporation of the SCANS skills into instruction. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, English (Second Language), Evaluation Criteria, Immigrants, Inplant Programs, Job Skills, Language Role, Language Skills, Literacy Education, Manufacturing Industry, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Quality Control, Relevance (Education), Vocational English (Second Language), Workplace Literacy
Center for Applied Linguistics, 1118 22nd Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.