ERIC Number: ED310181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
BRIDGE Curriculum Guide. Exploring the BRIDGE to Success.
This guide, designed for use in a ninth grade BRIDGE class, is a comprehensive source of learning activities intended to help motivate youth to stay in school and acquire the skills required to succeed both in school and at work. BRIDGE, a program conceived by Public/Private Ventures in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), is for high-risk students in Portland (Oregon) who face multiple barriers to academic success and employment. The course comprises the following units: (1) Self-Esteem; (2) Self-Responsibility; (3) Decision-Making; (4) Managing Your Time Without Losing It; (5) Conflict Resolution; (6) Communication; (7) Peer Relationships; (8) Career Awareness; (9) Leadership; (10) Career Goals and Expectations; (11) Multi-Cultural/Multi-Ethnic Awareness; (12) "Me, Myself, and I (a self-examination through autobiography); (13) Traditional and Nontraditional Roles; (14) Substance Abuse; (15) Self-Preservation; (16) Community Resources; (17) Planning for the Summer; and (18) Using Leisure Time. Each unit contains the following components: (1) Overview; (2) Thoughts to Ponder (a collection of related quotations and sayings); (3) Vocabulary; (4) Activities; (5) Journals (integrating the unit with a student journal); and (6) Closure (suggested wrap-up activities). The appendices include the following: (1) a chart illustrating how basic skills can be integrated with unit activities over a two-week period; (2) eight assessment, student record, and parent contact forms; (3) three forms to accompany sustained silent reading activities; and (4) a bibliography comprised of 47 resources for students, 28 resources for teachers, 13 films, and three filmstrips. (FMW)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Compensatory Education, Curriculum Guides, Daily Living Skills, Decision Making Skills, Disadvantaged, Dropout Prevention, Employment Potential, Grade 9, High Risk Students, Interpersonal Competence, Job Skills, Junior High Schools, Self Actualization, Urban Areas, Urban Schools
The Private Industry Council, 520 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 400, Portland, OR 97204 ($115.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Education and Work Program.; Private Industry Council, Portland, OR.; Portland Public Schools, OR.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon (Portland)