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ERIC Number: ED426285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 193
Abstractor: N/A
Addressing Literacy Needs at Work: Implementation and Impact of Workplace Literacy Programs. Final Report.
Moore, Mary T.; Myers, David; Silva, Tim; Alamprese, Judity A.
The National Workplace Literacy Program (NWLP) was a federal grant program that was initiated in 1988 to promote the following: contextualized, job-specific instruction in basic skills; joint governance through partnerships between employers, education providers, and employee organizations; and attention to individual workers' needs. The NWLP's impact was examined through a national evaluation with two primary objectives: describe the implementation and institutionalization of workplace literacy programs and assess the effects that workplace literacy instruction has on participating workers. The research focused on three local and two state-level partnerships funded in 1994. The study's major conclusions were as follows: program effectiveness is associated with instructional time; implementation is aided by experience and state/local infrastructure; and institutionalization is associated with workplace incentives for employers. Appended are the following: overviews of the structure and operation of the five program sites studied in depth; detailed profiles of the five sites, review of efforts to develop applied performance assessments; profile of impact study design and implementation at three local sites; data on workers in the impact study; estimation of program impacts and effects of hours of instruction on worker outcomes; and data collection forms. (Contains 32 references and 19 tables/figures.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Planning and Evaluation Service.
Authoring Institution: Mathematica Policy Research, Washington, DC.