ERIC Number: ED424379
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Impact Research Report and Site Summaries for Project ALERT. Workplace Education.
Brandenburg, Dale C.
In order to evaluate the Project ALERT (Adult Literacy Enhanced & Redefined through Training) Workplace Literacy Project, data were collected to gauge the impact of the program on individual participants, the organizations in which they were employed, and to provide the use of whole language and multimedia techniques in workplace literacy programs. In addition, case studies of the implementation of the program were developed on a site-by-site basis. Data collection were collected through participant surveys, customized pretests, and the Test of Adult Basic Education as a posttest. Evaluation showed that the project served 683 participants, typically African-American male U.S. citizens with a high school diploma whose first language is English. Most participants showed significant improvements in skills after taking the course, and most used skills at least to some extent 6 months after taking the courses. Courses included the following: math, communications, apprentice preparation, interpersonal communication, statistical process control, commercial driver license, technology for the workplace, effective communication, and numbers at work. (Site-specific results are reported for the following: Chrysler Corporation, City Management Corporation, and Davis Tool & Engineering. The report contains outcome data tables, participant comments, survey forms, and interview schedules.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Communication Skills, Continuing Education, Education Work Relationship, Institutional Cooperation, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Instruction, Multimedia Instruction, On the Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Skill Development, Statistics, Teaching Methods, Whole Language Approach, Workplace Literacy
Workplace Education: Project ALERT, Wayne State University, 373 College of Education, Detroit, MI 48202 ($40, plus $5 shipping).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Coll. of Education.
Note: For other "Project ALERT" reports, see CE 077 287-302.