ERIC Number: ED198386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Connections: A Program for Middle School Students about Women and Work and Skills for Good Jobs. Gamebook.
YWCA of Boston, MA.
This fifteen-module gamebook is part of a multi-media curriculum package aimed at informing students in grades 6 through 9 about women's work projects and problems and new opportunities for women in nontraditional occupations; it is also designed to help students engage in school activities to explore skilled trade and technical fields. Specific topics of the thirty activities contained in the modules include student goals and perceptions of the world of work, sex stereotypes, nontraditional occupations for women, family budgets and the role of the working housewife in contributing to family income, working with basic tools, working with electricity, lifting and moving objects, using math for design purposes, the multiple applications of eight basic trade skills, actual exposure to women at work in trade occupations, job opportunities and salaries available to members of twenty-four different trades, opportunities for learning trade and technical skills in school, learning about the world of work, definitions of trade-related terms, and coping with pressures against entering nontraditional occupations. Among the novel formats employed in individual games are bingo, quiz shows, finding hidden objects, role playing, and auctions. (The leader's guide is available separately through ERIC--see note.) (MN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Career Education, Career Exploration, Education Work Relationship, Educational Games, Employed Women, Employment Opportunities, Females, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Job Skills, Junior High Schools, Learning Modules, Nontraditional Occupations, Occupational Information, Sex Stereotypes, Skilled Occupations, Technical Occupations
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: YWCA of Boston, MA.
Note: For a related document see CE 028 112.