ERIC Number: ED426270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
VISIONS2 Learning for Life Initiative. Workplace Literacy Implementation Model.
Walsh, Chris L.; Ferguson, Susan E.; Taylor, Mary Lou
This document presents a model for implementing workplace literacy education that focuses on giving front-line workers or first-line workers basic skills instruction and an appreciation for lifelong learning. The introduction presents background information on the model, which was developed during a partnership between a technical college and an adult education center and two area businesses for the purpose of meeting each business's specific needs: prepare employees for technical changes in the workplace and interdepartmental cross-training; upgrade employees' basic communication and math skills; introduce employees to computer skills and team-building skills; and provide the remedial instruction workers need to attain to pursue additional education. The remainder of the document examines the following components of the model: needs assessment; curriculum development; recruitment and retention; and evaluation of the program on four levels (customer satisfaction, participants' learning gains, participants' behavior change; and the program's organizational impact). Appendixes constituting approximately 70% of the document contain the survey instruments, forms, interview schedules, and pretests/posttests developed for the project's needs assessment, curriculum development, and evaluation phases. Also included are a paper, "Learning Style Inventories: What Can They Tell Us about Developing Workplace Literacy Programs?" (Chris L. Walsh), and a resource list that contains 38 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Basic Skills, Cognitive Style, Curriculum Development, Demography, Educational Research, Enrollment, Individualized Instruction, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Models, Needs Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Pretests Posttests, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, Records (Forms), Recruitment, Remedial Instruction, School Business Relationship, School Holding Power, Student Evaluation, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical Coll., Orangeburg, SC.
Note: For the final report, see CE 077 954.