ERIC Number: ED436664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Work-Related Learning Guide for Family Literacy and Adult Education Organizations.
Jobs for the Future, Boston, MA.; National Center for Family Literacy, Louisville, KY.
This guide assists family literacy and adult education organizations considering ways in which work and learning can be integrated in their educational programs. Part I addresses influences motivating the family literacy and adult education fields to incorporate work-related learning into their efforts. Part II provides a framework for designing high-quality programs that help participants link learning and work. This framework consists of a continuum of contextual learning experiences that vary according to specific dimensions. Part III reviews possibilities and challenges of contextualized learning; highlights learning plans; and suggests how program staff and learners can better understand the skills employers require. Parts IV-VI address design and implementation issues. Part IV focuses on designing the program, developing the curriculum in the classroom and at the worksite, and establishing community connections and partnerships. Part V describes information, general strategies, and specific actions that help family literacy and adult education organizations recruit and organize employers. Part VI addresses implementation issues employers will address in their roles and responsibilities in program planning, start-up, and ongoing implementation. Part VII suggests the following strategies to sustain the effort: assessing program progress, bringing program activities to scale, and marketing the program. Appendixes include 40 endnotes, 40 references, and 11 attachments/additional resource materials. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Early Childhood Education, Education Work Relationship, Employers, Family Literacy, Family School Relationship, Job Skills, Job Training, Learning Activities, Partnerships in Education, Program Design, Program Development, Program Implementation, Work Experience
National Center for Family Literacy, 325 West Main Street, Suite 200, Louisville KY 40202-4251. Tel: 502-584-1133 ext. 149. For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Miami, FL.
Authoring Institution: Jobs for the Future, Boston, MA.; National Center for Family Literacy, Louisville, KY.