ERIC Number: ED234178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Work Survival Skills Training Curriculum Manual.
Rouw, Robert; And Others
This guide presents a new approach to the teaching of the behaviors relating to job skills and the maintenance of successful employment for handicapped persons, in particular the mentally retarded. The manual is divided into three major learning areas: those of skills, knowledge, and attitudes. Unit 1 on skills contains two subsections that deal with (1) work skills (behavioral traits, not job skills) providing the link between the classroom and the job site by bringing into perspective the relationship between classroom activities and how they pertain to the student's work and (2) interpersonal skills, with regard to self concepts, specific situational usage, and how they relate to work. Unit 2 on knowledge deals with materials needed to provide the vocational student with a base of learning in various subjects directly related to work. Subsections of this unit focus on orientation to work, self knowledge, job seeking, the interview, and necessary related knowledge. The last unit on attitudes concerns how the students' affective displays of appearance and behavior may be interpreted as a reflection of their attitudes towards work and work ability. Grooming and manners are discussed in this section. Concluding the manual is a section devoted to the reasons why people lose their jobs; it is intended to illustrate to the students why they should maintain certain standards of behavior. For each of these sections, some or all of these items are provided: goal, objectives, methods, learning activities, examples, notes, materials, and evaluation. Appendixes to the manual contain plans for group training and for role playing and a glossary of basic communication skills. (KC)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Dismissal (Personnel), Employee Attitudes, Employment, Employment Interviews, Employment Potential, Employment Problems, Entry Workers, Guidelines, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Mainstreaming, Mental Retardation, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Self Actualization, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Vocational Education, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Austin State School, TX.