ERIC Number: ED426280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Principles and Guidelines To Design and Implement a Workplace Education Program.
Massachusetts Career Development Inst., Springfield.
This guidebook highlights important components involved in establishing and monitoring a successful workplace education program (WEP). Chapter 1, Workplace Education, addresses the changing educational workplace; recognizing need for workplace education; and a new educational model for workplace learning that focuses on integration of basic academic skills with technical skills used on the job. Chapter 2, The Partnership Team, outlines and describes roles and benefits of key partners and forming the team. Chapter 3, The Needs Assessment Process, discusses types, management and worker perspectives, data gathering, tools, conducting the needs assessment, and data analysis. Chapter 4, Goals and Strategies, considers setting workplace goals and strategies and creating a positive learning environment. Chapter 5, Curriculum Design, outlines basic principles and concepts important in designing a workplace education curriculum. Chapter 6, Marketing the Program, lists ways to advertise the program, incentives for worker participation, and awards. Chapter 7, The Evaluation Process, looks at two types of evaluation data, people responsible for the evaluation, issues to evaluate, evaluation instruments, analyzing and interpreting collected data, and reporting results. Chapter 8, Staff Development, offers suggestions for topics and procedures. An addendum, amounting to over one-half of the guide, contains sample forms and examples corresponding to each chapter/topic. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Employer Employee Relationship, Goal Orientation, Inplant Programs, Literacy Education, Marketing, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Staff Development, Student Evaluation, Workplace Literacy
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: Massachusetts Career Development Inst., Springfield.
Note: In partnership with the Geriatric Authority of Holyoke and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 1459.