ERIC Number: ED460266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Southern Ductile Training Manual.
Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.
This instructor's manual contains the materials required to conduct the competency-based workplace literacy program that was developed to help employees at a foundry that has evolved from a small, family-owned business into a major foundry group with several automated production systems. The workplace literacy program consists of 24 lessons in which information about the company and the tasks performed by its workers is used as the basis for helping workers develop the reading, writing, mathematics, problem-solving, and computer literacy skills required to work at the foundry. Each lesson contains some or all of the following: behavioral objectives; lesson plan containing instructor notes, lesson activities, a list of required materials, and estimates of the time required for each component of the lesson; one or more learning activities; vocabulary list; vocabulary definitions; reading material and accompanying questions; and answers to the learning activities and discussion questions. The following are among the unit topics: company history; International Standards Organization and company mission; problem solving; foundry process; coremaking I-II; grinding; pouring I-II; melting; general safety; material safety data sheets; safety--lockout/tagout and personal protective equipment; basic mathematics; statistical process control (SPC) history and principles; SPC math; form completion; job procedure; process cards; benefits; computers--introduction; computer applications; writing I-II; and bar coding. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Computer Literacy, Education Work Relationship, Foundries, Fringe Benefits, Integrated Curriculum, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Mathematics Skills, Metal Industry, Metal Working, Numeracy, Occupational Safety and Health, Partnerships in Education, Problem Solving, Reading Skills, School Business Relationship, Skill Development, Teaching Guides, 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: Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.