ERIC Number: ED426254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Working Hands and Active Minds. The Voices of Workers. An Anthology of Participant Writings from the Worker Education Program.
Northeastern Illinois Univ., Chicago. Chicago Teachers' Center.
This document is an anthology of participant writings from the Worker Education Program, which is a holistic workplace literacy program developed through a partnership among Northeastern Illinois University (NIU) and the Amalgamated Clothing and Textiles Workers Union (ACTWU). The document begins with a brief overview of the Worker Education Program and background information on NIU and the ACTWU and their efforts in the area of workplace literacy. Next, the writings--mostly poems, essays, and journal entries--of the Worker Education Program's participants are presented. The writings are organized by the following themes: working for a living (79 pieces); life outside the workplace (45 pieces); the Worker Education Program and the opportunities for learning that it provides (79 pieces); work and labor--past and future (30 pieces); and the immigrant experience (29 pieces). Most writings are in English; however, a few pieces are in Spanish. Concluding the document is a list of the 13 companies participating in the Worker Education Program. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Anthologies, Asian Americans, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attitudes, Essays, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Journal Writing, Literacy Education, Needle Trades, Partnerships in Education, Poetry, School Business Relationship, Student Attitudes, Student Publications, Unions, Work Attitudes, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Northeastern Illinois Univ., Chicago. Chicago Teachers' Center.
Note: For "Worker Education Program" guides, see CE 077 952-953.