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ERIC Number: ED426209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Pages: 74
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
National Workplace Literacy Program (NWLP) at Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc. Final Performance Report.
Tse, Ivy Au
The Chinatown Manpower Project continued as the education partner in a Workplace Literacy Program (WLP) for the Chinese garment workers in New York City. Local 23-25, Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees, was the union partner; the Greater Blouse, Skirt & Undergarment Association, Inc., and the Continental Garment Manufacturers Association of Greater New York were the industry partners. From July 1996-December 1997, the program completed three 18-week training cycles, each composed of 50 hours of instruction in garment-related English and English as a second language (ESL). The instruction was designed to do the following: upgrade the literacy level of Chinese garment workers; improve their English communication skills in their daily lives and at the workplace; improve their understanding of their work, rights, and benefits; provide academic and vocational counseling services and referrals; and enhance job productivity and job opportunities. SinoVision, a Chinese television station and production company, produced and broadcast a series of 27 bilingual garment-related lessons to serve workers at their homes within and outside the New York metropolitan area. Program accomplishments included the following: continued validation and refinement of the existing WLP curriculum; provided ESL/job-related English classes to 191 workers; and provided basic skills/job-specific English classes to upgrade skills of 194 workers; and retained 85 percent of graduates. (Appendixes contain publicity materials; lesson plan; pretest; evaluation instruments; and correspondence.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc., New York, NY.
Note: For the "Garment-Related Bilingual T.V. Broadcast Lessons", see CE 077 693-694. For the final evaluation report, see CE 077 783.