ERIC Number: ED423720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Agricultural Laborers, Course Content, Educational Needs, English (Second Language), Mobile Classrooms, Mobile Laboratories, Needs Assessment, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Development, Scheduling, Second Language Programs, Teaching Guides, Vocational English (Second Language), Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Students; Teachers
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