ERIC Number: ED262245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: 0
New to America. Acculturation Exercises for Older Workers.
Cooney, Joe; And Others
This book contains group instructional exercises designed to help older workers who are new to America make a satisfactory and satisfying adjustment to work in America. The plans present information and strategies for dealing with cultural issues that need to be addressed prior to active involvement in employment or training. They are designed for a classroom or workshop situation but may be used with individuals or small groups. Most plans can be completed in an hour. The 24 exercises are divided into 3 sections. The section on self-assessment includes exercises on drawing a profile, describing one's skills, describing one's strengths, what to look for in a job, time, body language, job roles, and discrimination. The section on the workplace has exercises on getting along, company rules and benefits, language demands of jobs, spoken instructions, asserting oneself, job and the family, relating to supervisors, upward mobility, and using the telephone. The section on job information includes exercises on gathering job information, local job opportunities, employer survey, learning about jobs, information interview, training opportunities, and employment resources. The plan for each exercise follows this format: rationale, objective, materials and equipment, and steps in the activity. Handouts or supplemental materials are provided as necessary. (YLB)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Education, Cultural Awareness, Employment, Immigrants, Learning Activities, Occupational Information, Older Workers, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Vocational Adjustment, Work Environment
Career and Occupational Research and Development, San Mateo County Office of Education, 333 Main Street, Redwood City, CA 94063 ($12.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: San Mateo County Private Industry Council, Redwood City, CA.
Authoring Institution: San Mateo County Office of Education, Redwood City, CA.