ERIC Number: ED236448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Decisions about Work. Adolescent Decisions Curriculum.
Brion-Meisels, Steven; And Others
This teacher's manual is one volume of a six volume curriculum for the secondary level, designed to provide a systematic, group-oriented approach to decision-making in areas crucial to adolescent development: work, drug (substance) use and abuse, sexuality and social relationships, people and government, and juvenile law. The decisions about work program combines general job and economic awarness with a focus on specific skill development. Each lesson uses activities, e.g., role play, films, site visits, speakers, handouts and worksheets, and references to develop decision-making and negotiation skills as they relate to finding, getting, and keeping a job. Positive worker role models, work experiences, and career awareness are integrated into the lessons. The program is divided into seven general topics and then further subdivided into 31, sequential 45-minute lessons. The content areas include: Introduction (job interests and exploration); World of Work (job site visits, speakers); Unemployment (concept, economics); Personal Interests and Skills (assessment, exercises, self awareness); Job Hunting Steps (procedures, practice); Personal Data (resume, job hunting skills); and Interpersonal Skills (employer survey, interview, work expectations). A final student assessment and course evaluation complete the manual. (BL)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Career Awareness, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Exploration, Decision Making Skills, Interpersonal Competence, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Learning Modules, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Skill Development, Teaching Guides, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Vocational Interests
Adolescent Issues Project, Judge Baker Guidance Center, 295 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 ($20.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Judge Baker Guidance Center, Boston, MA.
Note: For related documents, see CG 016 992-996.