ERIC Number: ED245120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Shifting Gears. Hands-on Activities for Learning Workplace Skills and English as a Second Language. A Teacher's Handbook.
World Education, Inc., New York, NY.; Experiment in International Living, Brattleboro, VT.; Save the Children Federation, Inc.
This curriculum handbook uses a hands-on approach to teaching basic skills and language for the U.S. workplace to students who are not familiar with many common tools and procedures. Although designed for Southeast Asian refugees, the curriculum can be adapted for use with other groups, including older adults or young people. The handbook consists of these parts: (1) an introduction that provides information about the training program for refugees that led to the development of the handbook and that explains how to use the handbook; (2) the curriculum, made up of two units, each unit containing 12 activity lessons; and 34 numbers lessons to be used concurrently; (3) a sample lesson plan and a selection of teaching techniques; and (4) an appendix containing supplemental information, such as handouts, technical notes, and lists of materials. Some of the topics covered in the activity lessons include water systems, electrical wiring, using a drill, wiring and soldering, measuring with string, circuits, reducing a drawing, sewing machines, a test light, planning and sawing a cutting board, taking inventory, patterns, using time sheets, sewing a bag, making a terminal board, designing boxes, plumbing diagrams, and making a lamp. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum, Educational Resources, Electricity, Employment Potential, English (Second Language), Indochinese, Job Skills, Job Training, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Instruction, Refugees, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Sewing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Vocational Education, Woodworking
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of State, Washington, DC. Bureau of Refugee Programs.
Authoring Institution: World Education, Inc., New York, NY.; Experiment in International Living, Brattleboro, VT.; Save the Children Federation, Inc.
Note: For a related document, see CE 039 160.