ERIC Number: ED208430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Enriching the English Curriculum through Oral Communication and Career Skills.
Geiger, Patricia Tiani
Ways of enriching the high school English curriculum with instruction in oral communication and career related skills are presented in this paper. The suggestions include activities for developing skills in basic public speaking, listening, social awareness, educational awareness, economic awareness, group discussion, letters of application, job applications, job interviews, taking tests for employment, developing self-confidence, and maintaining proper attitudes for a successful life. In addition to a discussion of the seven basic elements for career awareness, the paper offers a framework for presenting certain activities at different grade levels. An outline of skills to be taught in grades nine through twelve, checklists for surveying student attitudes, case studies for promoting class discussions on various topics, and other instructional materials related to developing career awareness in the high school English/speech classroom are appended. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Spring Conference of the South Carolina Council of Teachers of English (Columbia, SC, February 21, 1981).