ERIC Number: ED426200
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Agriculture and the Future. National Workplace Literacy Program. Final Evaluation Report.
Yakima Valley Opportunities Industrialization Center, WA.
This document consists of an evaluation report and a curriculum guide from a National Workplace Literacy project designed to demonstrate the process and effects of literacy classes held in work environments through the Yakima Valley (Washington) Opportunities Industrialization Center. The report notes the following results: (1) of 1,976 workers indicating interest in the project, 1,050 registered for classes, 127 workers had limited participation in the classes, and 88 participated fully; (2) given 40 hours of instruction, participants gained in job enhancement, completion of educational goals, and acquiring transferrable communication skills; (3) business and industry partners found it difficult to sustain support in seasonal and economic peak times; (4) participants' interest in education extended beyond basic literacy skills; and (5) the effects of workplace literacy extended into other aspects of participants' lives. Appended to the evaluation are competency tests and data collection forms. The curriculum guide begins with the following: the development process, an introduction to the agriculture industry in Yakima Valley, program factors, program development, definitions, information about the sequencing of instructional units, and the task analysis process. The remainder of the guide includes lesson plans for English as a second language levels A and B. For each competency area, the following are provided: state competencies addressed, hours of instruction, instructional objectives, materials/methods, grammar focus, learning activities, assessment, and tests and worksheets. The final section addresses writing assessment. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, English (Second Language), Entry Workers, Food Processing Occupations, Job Skills, On the Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Business Relationship, Second Language Instruction, Skill Development, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Yakima Valley Opportunities Industrialization Center, WA.
Identifiers - Location: Washington