ERIC Number: ED128270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Work and Leisure: A Comparative View. An Experimental Unit.
Otero, George G.
Sixteen activities on issues and topics related to work, time, and leisure are presented. High-school students choose specific activities which they will work on during a period of several days. Most activities take the students out of the classroom and involve a study of family and community components of work and leisure. Some are individual activities, some require partners or small groups, and all are performed without continual supervision by the teacher. Activities which help students develop an understanding of a variety of ways in which time can be spent include brainstorming, doing something new with an unfamiliar person, and choosing occupations that would be useful in specific situations. The cost of leisure activity and entertainment is estimated by researching prices at local public places. Comparisons of students' family vacation habits and distribution of chores at home provide insight into differing attitudes toward work and the roles of men and women. A chart of occupational statistics illustrates sex-role distinctions, and interviews with professionals clarify the nature of specific jobs. (AV)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Exploration, Class Activities, Decision Making, Employment, Experimental Programs, Group Activities, Individual Activities, Learning Activities, Leisure Time, Productive Thinking, Recreational Activities, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Student Projects, Units of Study, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.
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