ERIC Number: ED288966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Dignity in the Workplace: A Labor Studies Curriculum Guide for Vocational Educators. Connections. School and Work Transitions.
Kopp, Kathleen; And Others
This curriculum guide focuses on major concepts in the history of labor unions in America as well as their current operations. The guide focuses primarily on vocational and technical secondary schools and comprehensive high schools with vocational programs but may be used by counselors, academic and nonacademic secondary school teachers, and postsecondary school instructors. An introduction discusses the importance of teaching labor studies. The section, "Overview of Labor Studies Curriculum Content," provides background reading for the classroom teacher and counselor. It presents the major topics that are most appropriate for inclusion in a labor studies curriculum. These extensive materials cover introduction to labor unions, who labor in America is, key concepts in collective bargaining, protecting workers' rights, partners in education and training, partners in public service: organized labor and community life, and labor's stand on key national issues. Topics in the next section, "Activities," parallel those listed above. Each of the 35 activities provides a brief purpose statement, preparatory steps, and a description of the activity. Brief quizzes with answer keys are provided for each unit. An appendix lists a number of resources for labor studies: print and nonprint materials, addresses of national and international unions, departments of the AFL-CIO, state central bodies, and a glossary. (YLB)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Career Education, Collective Bargaining, Community Services, Curriculum Guides, Fringe Benefits, Instructional Materials, Labor Relations, Learning Activities, Lifelong Learning, Political Attitudes, Secondary Education, Tests, Union Members, Unions, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, Box SP, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (Order No. SP100AC01--$18.50; complete Connections set, SP100PR--$350.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 263 383 and CE 047 979-998.