ERIC Number: ED109355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Career Education for Adults: Occupational Information Module.
Auburn Univ., AL. Dept. of Vocational and Adult Education.; Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery. Div. of Adult Basic Education.
An outgrowth of State-sponsored institutes conducted by Auburn University, Alabama, to produce career education teaching modules for adults, the occupational knowledge module is one of five field-tested curriculum guides adopted from findings of the nationally oriented Adult Performance Level Study conducted at the University of Texas. (Basic to the Texas study was the defining of general areas of need for effective livelihood in American society.) The primary instructional objective of the occupational knowledge module is "to develop a level of occupational knowledge which will enable adults to secure employment in accordance with their individual needs and interests, in relation to the economic contingencies of life." A designator coding system identifies performance objectives with a corresponding series of learning tasks or enabling objectives; separate columns list related instructor activity, learner activity, and resources. Basic skill areas emphasized are communication skills, problem solving techniques, and interpersonal relationships. Topic coverage includes: occupational experience vocabulary; source materials leading to employment; occupational categories; vocational testing and counseling methods; commercial/government/private employers; job applications and interviews; standards of behavior for various types of employment; attributes and skills leading to promotion; and financial and legal aspects of employment. (A 4-page bibliography lists additional resources.) (EA)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Guidance, Class Activities, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Employers, Employment Interviews, Employment Qualifications, Job Application, Occupational Clusters, Occupational Information, Promotion (Occupational), Resource Materials, Testing
Department of VED, Division of Adult Education, Auburn University, 203 Petrie Hall, Auburn, Alabama 36830 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Auburn Univ., AL. Dept. of Vocational and Adult Education.; Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery. Div. of Adult Basic Education.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama