ERIC Number: ED227369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Communication Skills. Sex Equity Training Package. Unlocking Nontraditional Careers. Research and Development Series No. 215A.
Sechler, Judith A.
This training package provides materials to build communication skills in vocational students in order to help them adapt to a changing work world in which traditional and nontraditional workers interact. Intended for use in a group setting, the four units of the package offer vocational students the opportunity to practice, through hands-on experiences, new and different communication patterns in a "safe" environment. (While overtly concerned with sex equity, the materials are adaptable to other equity groups, since communication skills are a universal concern.) Unit 1 is designed to assess the communication patterns of traditional and nontraditional students alike, as well as show how irrational ideas influence messages. Unit 2 focuses on skill training in verbal communication, while the third unit builds on unit 2 with skill training in nonverbal communication. The last unit addresses sexual harassment and the consequences of defensive messages in efforts to prevent or cope with this problem. Each unit contains objectives, a daily outline, and learning activities. Materials are designed to provide 8 hours of instruction. The package also includes the following resources: 18 handouts, tape scripts (tape cassette available), 47 transparency masters, and 1 set of role-playing cards. (KC)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Communication Skills, Educational Resources, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Language Usage, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Nontraditional Occupations, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes, Sexual Harassment, Transparencies, Units of Study, Vocational Education, Work Attitudes
National Center Publications, Box F, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (RD215A, workshop materials and audiocassette tape--$14.00; complete set--$44.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents, see CE 035 504-506.