ERIC Number: ED309125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Learning about Work: A Guide for Discussion in the Schools.
Communications Workers of America, Washington, DC. Education Dept.
This kit is designed to help labor union members or others interested in workplace issues to make successful visits to elementary and secondary school classrooms. The slide program lasts approximately 45 minutes and does not require an expert in teaching or labor history background. Suggestions on whom to approach within the school in order to receive permission to give the presentation, how to ask for that permission, and tips on working with students are given. The topics covered in the secondary schools presentation include: "Learning about Work"; "People at Work"; "Workers Joining Together"; "Making Jobs Better"; "Equal Opportunity"; "Rights on the Job"; "Work and Family"; "Justice for All"; and "People Without Work." Separate elementary and secondary school presentations of 70 slides are included. These presentations consist of discussion points that should be raised as the slides are shown. The presentations are intended to generate student discussion about workplace issues, not to give only a pro-union viewpoint. (PPB)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment, Instructional Materials, Labor, Labor Conditions, Labor Force, Labor Relations, Labor Standards, Quality of Working Life, Slides, Union Members, Unions
CWA Education Department, 1925 K Street N.W., Suite 823, Washington, DC 20006 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Creative Works; Guides - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Community; Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Communications Workers of America, Washington, DC. Education Dept.
Note: Slides accompany this unit. Produced under a grant from the Joseph A. Beirne Memorial Foundation.