ERIC Number: ED417337
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Northeast Texas Adult Education Rural Workplace Literacy Program. Annual Performance Report.
Barker, Sue; Burns, Kathryn; Bowers, Jana; Pruitt, Jeanni; Pate, Sally
The Northeast Texas Adult Education Rural Education Workplace Literacy Program, which is a partnership between Northeast Texas Community College and area businesses, offers workplace literacy instruction designed around job-specific basic skills. Training is offered in the following: applied workplace technology; applied math skills; measurements with micrometers; process accuracy for qualify products; crane safety; fork truck operations; and workplace English as a second language. During its third year, the project served 546 individuals and met or exceeded all its objectives. On posttests, participants manifested significant improvements in reading, writing, math, problem solving, reasoning, listening, and communication skills. Of those participants who lacked a high school diploma, 24% completed all requirements to receive a high school diploma or its equivalent. All participants identified as limited English proficient demonstrated improvements in their English skills. Participant and employer satisfaction with the programs was overwhelmingly positive. (Appendixes constituting approximately 70% of this document contain the following: project-related correspondence and newspaper articles; program certificate; program announcement; information about task analysis and needs assessment; Spanish translation of the program agenda; 41 graphs summarizing students' progress as measured on pre- and posttests; project advisory committee minutes; blank and completed participant evaluation forms; and feedback from participating businesses.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Community Colleges, Curriculum, Education Work Relationship, English (Second Language), Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Needs Assessment, Participant Satisfaction, Partnerships in Education, Pretests Posttests, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Records (Forms), Regional Programs, Rural Areas, Rural Education, School Business Relationship, Student Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Task Analysis, Two Year Colleges, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Northeast Texas Community Coll., Mount Pleasant.
Identifiers - Location: Texas