ERIC Number: ED426265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Workplace Education in the Healthcare Environment. The Why, the What, and the How. A Symposium (Albany, New York, November 13, 1997).
Malone, Joan L.
This document contains presentations and other materials from a 1997 symposium of practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and funders that was convened to discuss education of direct care workers in the field of health care. The document begins with an executive summary and the keynote address "Why Workplace Literacy?" (Larry Mikulecky). Presented next are three presentations by the members of the Addressing Critical Issues in Educating Direct Care Workers panel and two responses: untitled presentation by Wilma Sheffer; "Overcoming Hurdles: Some Critical Issues Confronting the Education of Direct Care Staff in the Healthcare Environment" (Barbara McCandless, Christine A. Katchmar); "Workshops in the Workplace" (Doris Dingle, Natalie Hannon, Claude D. Grant); "Addressing Critical Issues in Educating Direct Care Workers" (Francine Boren Gilkenson); and untitled response by William Ebenstein. Three presentations by members of the How to Implement Workplace Education Programs in the Healthcare Environment: Alternative Approaches panel and two responses are provided: "A Distance Learning Model" (Harvey Huth, Harriet Spector); "Alternative Approaches to Workplace Education in the Healthcare Environment" (Dorothy Seidel, Lorry Villemaire); "The Cooperative Home Care Associates' Training and Employment Model" (Christine Archambault); "How To Implement Workplace Education Programs in the Health Care Environment: Alternative Approaches" (Robert Knower); and "Evaluating Workplace Literacy Programs: A Response to Symposium Panel #2" (Jorie W. Philippi). A summary address, "10 Trends and Potentials for Workplace Education" (James Parker), and the symposium agenda are included along with six program overviews: "St. Louis Community College" (Wilma Sheffer, Lorna Finch); "The Eddy/Rockefeller College" (Barbara McCandless, Christine Katchmar); "Bronx Community College" (Claude Grant, Natalie Hannon, Doris Dingle); "OMRDD/CUNY/CSEA/GOER (Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities/Civil Service Employees Association/Governor's Office of Employee Relations)" (Harvey Huth, Harriet Spector); "The Geriatric Authority of Holyoke Resource Center Model" (Lorry Villemaire, Dorothy Seidel); and "Cooperative Home Care Associates (CHCA)" (Christine Archambault). Concluding the document are biographies of 18 selected participants; list of 10 exhibitors and contact persons for each; and list of 56 symposium participants. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Community Colleges, Conferences, Context Effect, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Health Personnel, Literacy Education, Models, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Rockefeller Coll.; Eddy/Northeast Health, Troy, NY.