ERIC Number: ED238971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Making Changes: Employment Orientation for Immigrant Women.
Kainola, May Ann
This guidebook was prepared for immigrant women in Canada who want to make changes in their working lives but who lack the knowledge, information, or self-confidence to carry out such changes. It is suggested that the book be used in group settings with immigrant women sharing the same concerns. Nine units cover the topics of getting to know one another, taking control, planning goals, assessing skills, training for a new career, searching for a job (two units), taking a job, and reviewing what has been learned in preparation for the next step of carrying through some of the planned changes. Each unit has an introduction; a story, poem, or dialogue describing the experience of immigrant women accompanied by questions; information about job training opportunities, job search skills, and the rights of working women; group activities, such as role-playing; spaces to record the participant's experience and ideas; methods for developing strategies or ways of solving problems; and language practice. An appendix includes a glossary of unfamiliar words and further information on community services, continuing education, and legislation affecting female workers. (CMG)
Descriptors: Assertiveness, Career Change, Career Planning, Civil Rights, English for Special Purposes, Females, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Job Search Methods, Orientation Materials, Problem Solving
Cross Cultural Communication Centre, 1991 Dufferin St., Toronto M6E 3P9, Ontario, Canada ($7.00 Canadian; over 10 copies, each $5.00 Canadian).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cross-Cultural Communication Centre, Toronto (Ontario).
Note: Participants' handbook. For related document, see UD 023 203.