ERIC Number: ED426255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Language & Communication Skills Curriculum Binder. Workplace Training Project.
Lane Community Coll., Eugene, OR.
This document, which is intended for workplace trainers, contains materials for conducting 10 workplace language and communication skills courses that were developed through the Workplace Training Project, which was a partnership involving Lane Community College in Oregon and five area businesses. The courses were developed by project staff based on business partners' input regarding the mathematics skills required of employees at their specific worksites. The course topics are as follows: "know your company"; basic communication skills for lead workers; basic principles for effective communication; conflict resolution for lead workers; production document reading; writing in the workplace; English as a second language for Hispanics; English as a second language in a workplace setting; English as a second language production document reading; and cultural diversity/Spanish in the workplace. The following materials are included for each course: course description; student outcome objectives; description of target student population; description of class environment; suggested instructional techniques; syllabus of course activities; learning activity sheets; student handouts; student worksheets; sample problems; and substantial bibliography. Each learning activity sheet contains the following: introductory activities; list of resources and materials needed; description of the instruction process; performance assessment methods and results; and comments. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Behavioral Objectives, Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Community Colleges, Competency Based Education, Conflict Resolution, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Guides, Documentation, English (Second Language), Functional Literacy, Hispanic Americans, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Partnerships in Education, Performance Based Assessment, School Business Relationship, Spanish, Vocational English (Second Language), Workplace Literacy, Writing (Composition)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Lane Community Coll., Eugene, OR.
Note: For the "Math Skills Curriculum Binder", see CE 077 938. The other partners in The Workplace Training Project are: Newood Products, Pacific Western Extruded Pipe Company, Springfield Forest Products, Staffing Services, HMT Technology.