ERIC Number: ED377321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Weck Ed. Weck Educational Development Program. Final Performance Report.
Coplin, Jennifer; And Others
This document includes a final performance report and evaluation report from the Weck Ed program, through which job-linked adult basic education and General Educational Development (GED) test preparation courses that were jointly developed by the company Pilling Weck and Durham Technical Community College were offered to Pilling Weck employees on site at the company's facility in Durham, North Carolina. The final performance report summarizes the following project activities: implementation of task analyses for the company's manufacturing divisions and warehouse; assessment of workers' basic reading, mathematics, and communication skills; provision of 4-8 class periods of mandatory job-related basic skills instruction to 67 workers (including 26 lacking high school diplomas); and development of new policies regarding job classifications and cross-training. Presented in the evaluation report are the following: three units of curriculum materials developed for employees in the company's disposables and instruments divisions and warehouse, work cell member survey, summary of the project's major results, and recommendations regarding program continuation. Appended are the following: reviews of the proposal specifications and midproject report, summaries of interviews with project personnel and participants, evaluation plan, and outline of the oral report to project directors. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Behavioral Objectives, Community Colleges, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, High School Equivalency Programs, Industrial Training, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Partnerships in Education, Pretests Posttests, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, School Business Relationship, Test Coaching, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Weck and Durham Technical Community Coll., Durham, NC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests