ERIC Number: ED409421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Understanding Curriculum Development in the Workplace. A Resource for Educators.
Belfiore, Mary Ellen
This guide, which is intended for individuals responsible for designing and/or delivering workplace basic skills programs, explains the principles and procedures of curriculum development in the workplace. Discussed in chapter 1 is the importance of focusing on basic skills in workplace education and examining existing practices. Chapter 2 examines the cycle and principles of workplace curriculum development (collaborative practices and principles of good practice and adult education). Outlined in chapter 3 are the basic principles of conducting workplace needs assessments (including literacy task analyses and individual needs assessments). Chapter 4 details the steps in program design (developing and integrating curricula and setting objectives), and chapter 5 considers various aspects of the process of developing and using materials for the workplace (developing authentic materials and situations, structuring learning activities, developing integrated and content-based programs, formulating content-based models, and designing materials for multilevel groups. Checklists are included throughout the guide along with case studies on such topics as the following: integrated upgrading and training; study skills; coordination of workplace services in rural areas; performance-based training for new technologies; participatory curriculum design; and basic skills training for small businesses. Concluding the guide is a list of 74 suggested readings. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Basic Skills, Case Studies, Check Lists, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development, Material Development, Models, Needs Assessment, Program Design, Workplace Literacy
ABC Canada, 1450 Don Mills Road, Don Mills, Ontario M3B 2X7, Canada ($20 Canadian).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: ABC Canada, Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada