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ERIC Number: ED427184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Project Future. A Workplace Literacy Project.
Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY.
This document contains 12 units of study for a competency-based workplace literacy program, developed by Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Kentucky, for a local plastics and engineering company. Each unit covers between two and nine competencies. Of the 12 units, 5 are devoted to language skills and 7 are devoted to mathematics. Each unit contains a lesson plan for each of the competencies taught in the unit. The lesson plans contain the following: lesson objectives, prerequisite skill(s); literacy skills addressed; detailed instructions for presenting the unit; evaluation activity; and extension activities. Also included in each unit are some or all of the following: student handouts; transparency masters; learning activities; and self-evaluation checklists. Many learning activities require learners to read and or complete reading texts, forms, and charts actually used at the company. The language skills unit topics are as follows: communicating; learning and using plastics vocabulary; interpreting work-related forms and charts; reading of workplace materials critically; and writing forms and letters. Mathematics topics include the following: understanding whole numbers; using fractions; using decimals; calculating percentages; measuring items with the common English and metric systems; understanding statistics; and understanding geometric concepts. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Arithmetic, Behavioral Objectives, Business Correspondence, Check Lists, Communication Skills, Competency Based Education, Computer Literacy, Critical Reading, Education Work Relationship, Fractions, Geometry, Internet, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Manufacturing Industry, Mathematics Skills, Measurement Techniques, Numeracy, Percentage, Plastics, Production Technicians, Reading Skills, Records (Forms), Statistics, Workplace Literacy, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY.
Note: For a related document, see ED 426 204. A project cooperatively conducted with Futura Plastics and Engineering, Louisville, KY.