ERIC Number: ED426267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jun-26
Guide to Effective Program Practices. Worker Education Program Staff Development Manual.
This document is the staff development manual that was developed to train worker education facilitators involved in the Chicago Teachers' Center of Northeastern Illinois University and Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union Worker Education Program (WEP). The document begins with an overview of the WEP, which uses workers' life and workplace experiences as starting points to help limited English-proficient workers develop job-specific workplace English-as-a-second language (ESL) and mathematics skills and help all workers develop the communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, teamwork, and basic skills required to keep pace with changing workplace requirements, technology, products, and processes. Discussed in the manual's remaining sections are the following topics: building support and structure for the training program; conducting task analysis and assessing company and union needs; identifying and assessing students; developing curriculum; implementing classes and workshops; providing staff development; and conducting ongoing program evaluation. Appendixes constituting approximately 80% of the document contain the following: training needs/company commitment survey; literacy task analysis; materials for ESL curriculum development; curriculum goals; basic skills tests; miscellaneous blank and sample completed forms used in curriculum development; worker and union program evaluation forms; general work-based assessment and instructions for administering it; and learner enrollment form. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Competency Based Education, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Development, Educational Cooperation, Educational Practices, Employer Attitudes, Fashion Industry, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Models, Needs Assessment, Partnerships in Education, Questionnaires, Records (Forms), Recruitment, School Business Relationship, Sewing Machine Operators, Skill Development, Staff Development, Student Evaluation, Task Analysis, Training Methods, Training Objectives, Unions, Vocational English (Second Language), Workplace Literacy, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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.; Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Chicago, IL.
Note: For "Worker Education Program" guides, see CE 077 934 and CE 077 953.