ERIC Number: ED297124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Incorporating Employability Skills into the Vocational Classroom.
Learn, Richard L.
To be effective in teaching students employability skills, instructors in corrections education must teach the skills directly in vocational classrooms. The instructors should use a vocabulary system that focuses on specific behaviors and attitudes. They should also be aware that there can be stages of growth involved in acquiring appropriate employability skills. Awareness of this progression helps in incorporating employability skills into the classroom. The levels in a taxonomy of acquisition of appropriate work habits and attitudes are awareness, responsiveness according to that awareness, valuing, and characterization. If instructors follow this process, they can incorporate employability skills directly into the curriculum in the vocational classroom. Two main elements of effective implementation of the program are thorough orientation to these skills and regular feedback to the students on their growth related to them. (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Pennsylvania Statewide Corrections Education Inservice (Camp Hill, PA, August 10-12, 1988).