ERIC Number: ED288972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Orientation to the World of Work. Work Skills. Connections. School and Work Transitions.
Lankard, Bettina A.
This instructional packet is one of the components of "Work Skills," a set of competency-based instructional materials written for low-level readers that prepares students with specific job search and job keeping skills. ("Work Skills" is part of the "Connections" package, which represents a synthesis of significant work on education and employment and presents a coordinated set of resources to assist school administrators, counselors, teachers, and employers in helping students in their school and work transitions.) This packet introduces students to the rationale and benefits associated with meaningful work and helps students analyze, plan, research, and decide why and how they will work. The four sections of the guide help students identify their needs and wants, learn about ways work can help them satisfy those needs and wants, match job facts to their personal and work goals, and make decisions about the career and job paths they will follow. Sections contain information, questions, activities, and short case studies to lead students through the career decision-making process. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Education, Decision Making Skills, Education Work Relationship, Educationally Disadvantaged, Employment Potential, Employment Practices, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Motivation, Needs Assessment, Occupational Information, Secondary Education
National Center Publications, Box SP, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (Order No. SP100CB01--$15.00; complete Connections set, SP100PR--$350.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
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.