ERIC Number: ED468938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Reference Count: N/A
Workplace Readiness Guide.
Crocker, Judith; Tibbetts, John; Sherman, Renee; Dlott, Michael
This document is intended to help local adult education programs evaluate their programs to assess their capability of designing and delivering a specific workplace education program requested by an employer. The guide begins with an introductory section that discusses the following topics: differences between workplace programs and typical programs in an academic setting; the pitfalls of adult education providers committing to a workplace education program before determining their ability to delivery a quality program; the program evaluation process; and guidelines for using the appended evaluation instruments in a six-step group process for program evaluation. The first appendix presents materials for assessing instructor qualifications and related characteristics, and the second presents materials for assessing the program management/administrative characteristics required for program success. Each component is divided into five categories. Specific criteria describing the necessary knowledge and skills are listed for each category. For each item, the reviewer must determine whether the knowledge or skill is sufficient to accomplish the goals of the proposed program. Each of the first two appendixes includes materials for evaluating the following aspects of ability to deliver a workplace education program: context; resources; instructional competence; collaboration; and assessment and evaluation. The remaining two appendixes consist of a workplace program planning chart and a glossary. (Contains 16 references and 4 online resources.)(MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Programs, Contract Training, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Educational Quality, Employment Qualifications, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Feasibility Studies, Guidelines, Instructional Development, Job Skills, On the Job Training, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Program Guides, Records (Forms), Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Qualifications
For full text: http://www.pro-net2000.org/CM/content_files/86.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.