ERIC Number: ED425299
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Global 2000 Program. Program Evaluation--Formative.
The Global 2000 project was a 3-year project aimed at improving literacy in five Massachusetts manufacturing companies. At four of the five Global 2000 program sites, an external evaluator conducted focus groups and open-ended interviews with members of the projects' employee involvement teams, previous students, and teachers. The evaluator also reviewed the needs assessment and evaluation documents developed and used at each site. The evaluation established that the classes taught by the educational provider were strong. All sites had partnerships among key stakeholders and a plan and goals statement; however, the extent to which all stakeholders contribute to project goals and activities varied significantly from site to site. The greatest weakness of Global 2000 appeared to be in the area of collecting and analyzing data. It was recommended that the data collection instruments of one of the business partners (Fire Controls) be adopted as a model for the other sites. Only at one site were reviews of the program and its employee involvement team mixed. (Appendixes constituting approximately 50% of this report contain the following: draft focus group protocol; teacher protocol; description of the 12-step evaluation process; goal-setting worksheets; and guidelines for curriculum documentation.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Education Work Relationship, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Employer Attitudes, Literacy Education, Manufacturing Industry, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, School Business Relationship, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Continuing Education Inst., Needham, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts