ERIC Number: ED288062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Ethics. Toward the Development of an Enabling Work Ethic.
Miller, Pamela F.; Coady, William T.
This manual is intended to provide vocational educators with a rational for teaching vocational ethics, a framework for understanding the development of an enabling work ethic, and practical suggestions for teaching vocational ethics in the classroom. The first section discusses the importance of vocational ethics as an area of inquiry focusing on questions of ethical conduct in the workplace. The three stages involved in the development of an enabling work ethic are then examined. The next section reviews principles of indirect and overt instruction, appropriate instructional content, teaching strategies (the teacher's role and the format and sequence of instruction), and procedures for creating and adapting curricula. Covered in the section on instructional content are value assessment criteria (reciprocity, consistency, coherence, comprehensiveness, adequacy, and duration) and mediation skills (assertiveness, empathic listening, principled negotiation, and risk taking). Appendixes include a list of materials dealing with assertiveness, empathic listening, and negotiating and risk-taking skills, as well as 13 sample lesson plans, all of which involve problem solving by using the value assessment criteria and mediation skills discussed in the manual. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.