ERIC Number: ED240346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
The Study of Work Handbook.
Mitchell, Nancy; Favors, Audrey
This handbook provides suggestions for learning activities that teachers can use in providing an experience-based prevocational career education program such as the Study of Work Project that was conducted at Eastside High School in Paterson, New Jersey. The emphasis of the handbook is on developing connections between skill acquisition in the classroom and skill application in occupational settings. The guide is organized into four sections. The first section covers infusion of the study of work into regular classroom courses in subjects such as English, mathematics, and science. In the second section, ideas are provided for conducting classroom-based experiential learning about work roles. Some of the activities include the use of community resource people in making classroom presentations, peer teaching about personal work roles, career decision-making units, and team learning projects. The third section contains learning activities for a community-based approach to learning about work roles. Included are activities such as group visits to local work sites, small group learning projects in the community, and half-day shadowing experiences. The final section of the handbook contains information about setting up various types of internships for students. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Classroom Techniques, Community Resources, Decision Making Skills, Education Work Relationship, Experiential Learning, Guidelines, High Schools, Learning Activities, Prevocational Education, Program Development, School Business Relationship, Teaching Methods, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education and Career Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Educational Improvement Center of Northwest New Jersey, Morris Plains.