ERIC Number: ED264381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Jobs Curriculum Guide. Adult Basic Education.
Technical Coll. of Alamance, Burlington, NC.
This volume contains a curriculum designed for adult basic education students whose main goal is to get a job. Part 1 explores the problem of nongraduates who are often thought to lack even the most elementary skills necessary to gain or keep employment. It provides a rationale for reevaluating the traditional manner in which nongraduates are viewed and offers a new conceptual framework that gives recognition to their past experiences and activities. These "antecedent job activities" represent skills, behaviors, and values that are desirable in the workplace and are presented in detail in Part 2. Part 2 also contains examples of how a school day and a work day are similar, and includes lists of antecedent job activities, job-seeking skills, and job skills. In Part 3, Job Seeking Skills, these topics are discussed: personal appearance, references, resumes, job search, applications, interviews, and followup. Part 4, Job Skills and Behaviors, covers making the right first impression on the job, getting along with the supervisor, expected worker attributes, job behaviors, and selected job skills. Parts 2, 3, and 4 provide supplemental examples, exercises, activities, and checklists. Part 5 contains the bibliography and appendixes, including listings of educational contacts for material selection and industrial contacts, skill rankings, questionnaires, word list, and answer keys to exercises. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Course Content, Curriculum Guides, Employee Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Interviews, Instructional Materials, Job Applicants, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Resumes (Personal), Skill Development, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh.
Authoring Institution: Technical Coll. of Alamance, Burlington, NC.
Note: Parts of the document are printed on colored paper.