ERIC Number: ED410420
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Virginia's Guide to Workforce Education Program Development.
This guide, which is intended primarily for adult education practitioners in Virginia, explains the process of developing workplace basic skills programs. Presented first is background information on the guide's development. The following are among the topics discussed in the guide's seven chapters: the need for work force education (changes in business and education and changing definitions of literacy); marketing and assessment of training needs (adult educators and employer roles in marketing efforts; business conduct; informal and formal assessment techniques); recruitment and selection (selecting measurement and formal assessment instruments); funding and contracting (stakeholders, contractual issues, cost estimation, financial responsibility, funding sources); curriculum design (curriculum needs in changing workplaces, finalizing employer requirements and expectations); staff development resources (recruitment, selection, and preparation of instructors); and delivery of instruction (employer and employee goals, end-of-program evaluations). Appendixes constituting approximately 75% of the guide contain the following: sample introductory comments to workplace students; learning style characteristics; learning style tips; information about learning style preference; workplace teaching tips; sample workplace math problems; two lifelong learning evaluation surveys; sample evaluation results for students in a basic math skills class; tips for effective (lively and exciting) training; and discussion of workplace education versus adult basic education. (MN)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Basic Skills, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Educational Needs, Financial Support, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Needs Assessment, Numeracy, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Staff Development, Statewide Planning, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Recruitment, Teacher Role, Workplace Literacy
Adult Education and Literacy Resource Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, 4080 Oliver Hall, 1015 Main Street, Richmond, VA 23284-2020; 800-237-0178; fax: 804-828-7539.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Office of Vocational, Adult, and Employment Training Services.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia