ERIC Number: ED115787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Understanding the Work Ethic: A Pilot Project for the Intermediate Grades.
White, Thomas; And Others
The project, which utilized a series of workshops and supervisory visits to successfully plan a curriculum in the work ethic for grades 4-6, originated in response to a concern expressed by western Massachusetts educators and employers as to the attitudes toward work of their students and employees. The project report includes: (1) project, teacher, and student objectives; (2) a financial statement; (3) list of participants; (4) an introduction which briefly describes project philosophy, participant selection and responsibilities, implementations, and suggestions for continuation; (5) workshop schedules; and (6) a three-page list of materials purchased for the project. The bulk of the document (106 pages) contains detailed teacher developed units for the three grade levels. Teachers involved in the project found they needed to focus on the interrelationships between work attitudes, self-esteem, and the interdependence of individuals. The units are composed of specific self-awareness and career awareness activities with objectives, teaching procedures, and student materials or lists of material sources. The report also contains a project evaluation form for use by the 24 participating teachers and a copy of a brochure describing the project. (Author/MS)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Exploration, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Pilot Projects, Program Descriptions, Resource Materials, Self Concept, Teacher Developed Materials, Work Attitudes, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsfield Regional Education Center, MA.