ERIC Number: ED299391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Work-Ability. Special Abilities from Special Students. Volumes I-III, February 1986-June 1988.
Work-Ability. Special Abilities from Special Students, v1-3 Feb-Jun 1986-88
This document consists of a compilation of 12 issues of a newsletter for special education students enrolled in work experience programs in Fresno, California. The newsletter is intended to help them develop appropriate work attitudes and behaviors and master job-seeking and job-holding skills. The following are among the topics covered in individual issues of the newsletter: how to act in a job interview, negative interviewing factors, telephone techniques, cover letters, self-evaluation, well-paying jobs that do not require a college degree, fast-food jobs, jobs in national parks, classified ads and techniques for responding to them, self-employment, the importance of body language in job interviews, job skills that can be developed at home, tips on researching prospective employers, reasons why workers lose their jobs, work maturity traits, friends as a source of constructive criticism, work histories, employers' views on what constitutes a good employee, proposed minimum wage legislation, the importance of thank-you letters after interviews, nursing jobs, cashiering, and factors to consider when selecting a career. Each newsletter contains articles directed toward students, tips on available reference and resource material, short tips and/or facts related to job search and daily living, a question and answer column, and suggested activities for teachers to use with their students. (MN)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fresno City Unified School District, CA.