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ERIC Number: ED425315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Pages: 67
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Collaborative Learning for Continuous Improvement: Team Learning and Problem Solving in a Workplace Education Program. A Guidebook from a Project of the National Workplace Literacy Program.
Jurmo, Paul
This guidebook presents a collaborative or team-based model of workplace basic education. It is written particularly for practitioners--the adult educators and company and union representatives who do the work of planning, carrying out, and evaluating basic skills-related activities in the workplace. Chapter 1 provides background, assumptions that guided design of the 3-year workplace education project in seven workplaces in upstate New York, and components of the Collaborative Learning for Continuous Improvement (CLCI) project model: initial discussion; educational planning team; workplace needs assessment; individual needs assessments; basic skills-related activities; staff development; program evaluation planning; activities scheduling and facilities preparation; learner recruitment; implementation of instructional, assessment, and program evaluation activities; formative evaluation; and end-of-cycle evaluation. The remainder of the guidebook describes how the sites actually interpreted the model. Chapters 2-7 describe how the sites implemented the various program components and the lessons learned from that experience. These chapters cover the following: (1) the educational planning team; (2) workplace needs assessment; (3) curriculum: providing multiple learning opportunities; (4) portfolio assessment; (5) program evaluation; and (6) the central planning team. Chapter 8 provides bibliographic information and descriptions of 34 reference materials related to topics covered. (YLB)
Learning Partnerships, 14 Griffin Street, East Brunswick, NJ 08816-4806; Tel: 732-254-2237.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.