ERIC Number: ED426231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Workshops in the Workplace. A Business Education Partnership. November 1, 1994-January 31, 1998. Final Report.
Bronx Community Coll., NY.
This document consists of the final report and evaluation report of the Workshops in the Workplace, a workplace education program that was a business education partnership. The final report describes the following: the partners--three manufacturing firms and a medical facility; the areas addressed--workplace education as a second language, problem solving/critical thinking, job-specific reading/writing/math, and team building; and the training: 2-hour blocks of "hands-on" workshops facilitated by professionals assisted by paraprofessionals; and the curricula designed for each partner based upon literacy audits, task analyses, worker input, and management interviews. This report also lists project publications and dissemination activities. The summative, independent evaluation report describes each workplace and its training, publications, and outcomes. These workplaces are evaluated: Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center; Cox & Company; Farberware; and Kruysman Corp. The next section discusses issues and makes recommendations for future direction in relation to integration of literacy activities; assessment; and training the trainer. In the conclusion, the evaluator comments on these workplace literacy issues: who gets ongoing professional development and/or training; who is responsible for employee development; the workplace as a social setting and context for literacy development; and the importance and feasibility of ongoing support in workplaces for literacy development. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Bronx Community Coll., NY.