ERIC Number: ED424381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Needs Assessment in Workplace Education. Based on Work Completed during Project ALERT. Workplace Education.
Brandenburg, Dale C.; Richey, Rita C.
Analysis of the Project ALERT (Adult Literacy Enhanced & Redefined through Training) Workplace Literacy Project produced a description of the needs assessment process, steps, and instruments that can be used for needs assessment in other workplace education projects. The data for the needs assessment were collected through the following methods: a written document detailing actual workplace literacy requirements, descriptions of employees, and organizational climate; records of interviews with employees and management; orientation and planning materials; and a comprehensive program plan. Site-specific components were also added to the needs-assessment model, and the program was pilot tested before being broadly implemented. The data collection instruments used during the needs assessment are appended. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Continuing Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Institutional Cooperation, Models, Needs Assessment, On the Job Training, Program Implementation, Skill Development, Teaching Methods, 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.