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A 10-week course called "Communiclearsory" Training was developed to improve the written and oral communications skills of supervisors/foremen in the manufacturing trades. A total of 39 selected supervisors from 2 manufacturing industries in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, were assessed by using the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and other assessment instruments. The assessment results were used to develop a curriculum providing instruction and practice in the oral and written workplace communication tasks typically performed by supervisors in their workplace. Two groups of supervisors (39 in all) attended before- or after-shift classes 3 hours each week while receiving their normal salaries. During the course, the supervisors achieved a mean gain of 2.8 grade levels on the language section of the TABE and significant gains in form completion and memo writing assessments; however, they did not demonstrate significant gains in oral communication skills. Management evaluations of the program were positive. (Attached is a curriculum containing the following: course rationale; outline of the course's structure, goals, outcomes, evaluation instruments/methods, and design; and overviews of the instructor and class activities planned for each of the 20 course sessions.) (MN)

Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Communication Skills, County Programs, Curriculum Development, Integrated Curriculum, Literacy Education, Manufacturing Industry, Program Effectiveness, Skill Development, Speech Skills, Supervisory Training, Workplace Literacy, Writing Skills

The Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education Programs, The Pennsylvania Dept. of Education, Twelfth Floor, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333.









Author: Schuylkill Intermediate Unit #29, Mar Lin, PA.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=8390&id=ED376331



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