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ERIC Number: ED423720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 175
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Literacy Line! A Handbook for Creating and Implementing a Work Site Job Specific Literacy Program [and] Some People Work in the Vineyard [Curriculum].
Napa Valley Unified School District, Napa, CA.
The materials include a handbook for development of worksite, job-specific literacy programs and a sample curriculum for vineyard workers in California. The handbook describes the Literacy Line! project, a mobile unit to carry English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) and job-specific literacy instruction to employees at wineries and vineyards in the Napa Valley (California). The project includes a comprehensive needs assessment of employees and the literacy requirements of wine industry facilities and instruction in an on-site classroom and a mobile classroom and literacy laboratory, featuring flexible classes scheduled according to the seasonal production demands of the industry and support services provided by a bilingual counselor with minority community ties. Instruction has helped workers increase productivity, gain high-technology skills, compete for a wider range of jobs, have opportunities for advancement, communicate better with supervisors and co-workers, and better understand safety regulations. The handbook provides specific information for developing a program, creating partnerships, assessing literacy needs, recruiting students, evaluating students, using community support services, developing a training format and curriculum, and evaluating the program. The curriculum includes a teacher guide, pre- and post-tests, and 20 instructional units. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Napa Valley Unified School District, Napa, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California