TITLE

Implementation of the "PDQ--Building Skills for Using Print" Workplace Literacy Program for High-Risk Women: A New Approach

AUTHOR(S)
Kohler, Maxie P.; Sapp, Gary L.
PUB. DATE
March 2000
SOURCE
Adult Basic Education;Spring2000, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p39
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
ABSTRACT This article examines the utility of the "PDQ--Building Skills for Using Print" workplace literacy program for teaching functional literacy skills to high-risk women. Subjects were 50 female high school dropouts, ages 17-45, from a midsize southeastern city. They completed the Workplace Literacy Test, Form A, on a pretest basis and entered an innovative workplace literacy program. The program provided instruction in reading (prose), calculating (quantitative), and assimilating reading and calculating (documents). Records were kept of student performance, and program completers were posttested with the Workplace Literacy Test, Form B. Program outcomes are suggestive, as just 20% of the students completed the training. Improvement was noted in the Documents and Quantitative areas, but none was noted in Prose. Results are discussed and implications for program enhancement are delineated.
ACCESSION #
3717999

 

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