ERIC Number: ED337658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Guidance and Motivation for JOBS/GAIN Participants. Revised.
Breslauer, Ardis; And Others
This guide gives educational service providers materials and resources to increase motivation and address other barriers that hinder the progress toward self-sufficiency of participants in Job Opportunities and Basic Skills/Greater Avenues for Independence (JOBS/GAIN) programs. Section 1 contains an explanation and sample of the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) Curriculum Index and Matrix. The index contains suggested competency areas and related materials that infuse motivation and guidance activities into the basic skill instructional program. A complete list of the CASAS Competencies for Employability are included. Section 2 has two parts: (1) instructional strategies and suggestions to address low self-esteem and lack of assertiveness; and and (2) student materials. Section 3 contains the Employability Competency System Pre-Employment and Work Maturity Checklists along with directions for their use in the classroom or Job Club/job search. Section 4 lists community services most often needed by students. Suggestions are made for local adaptations. Section 5 provides a sample JOBS/GAIN student handbook that presents school information in an easy-to-read format. Section 6 is a program self-evaluation process. It consists of several checklists that facilitate a review of a program's current services and identify recommendations for modification and improvements. It may be used as a needs evaluation and as a means of planning follow-up technical assistance. A motivation bibliography lists eight references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, Assertiveness, Basic Skills, Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Check Lists, Community Resources, Decision Making, Educational Legislation, Employment Interviews, Employment Potential, Employment Programs, Functional Literacy, Job Skills, Job Training, Learning Activities, Motivation, Motivation Techniques, Orientation, Refugees, Self Esteem, Self Evaluation (Groups), Skill Development, State Legislation, Student Evaluation, Time Management, Vocational Education, Vocational Maturity, Welfare Recipients
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System, San Diego, CA.
Identifiers: California; Greater Avenues for Independence; Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Program