ERIC Number: ED311116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Images. A Workbook for Enhancing Self-Esteem and Promoting Career Preparation, Especially for Black Girls.
Gray, Mattie Evans
This illustrated workbook is designed to help young black women develop self-esteem and explore career options. Part I, "Who Am I?" comprises the following chapters: (1) "The Search for Self," exploring attitudes, feelings, values, and interests; (2) "How I Get Along with People," discussing interpersonal communication and language behavior; and (3) "My Place in the World of Work," identifying work habits and values, and focusing on the connection between skills acquired in school and future job success. Part II, "Where Am I Going?" comprises the following chapters: (1) "From Learning to Earning," reviewing school experiences and identifying skill areas; and (2) "What Are My Career Options?," matching skills, interests, and work values with career choices. Part III, "How Do I Get There?" comprises the following chapters: (1) "Reality and Responsibility," examining the connection between personal decisions and academic and career success and exploring attitudes towards marriage and parenthood; and (2) Defining My Own Success," summarizing and applying the insights developed in the earlier chapters. Each chapter includes exercises to help identify strengths and weaknesses in order to develop potential. The personal narratives of 21 successful adult black women are also included under the rubric, "Images." An index and a list of California State Department of Education publications are appended. (FMW)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Black Youth, Career Education, Career Exploration, Females, Individual Development, Interpersonal Communication, Personal Narratives, Responsibility, Secondary Education, Self Actualization, Self Esteem, Values, Workbooks
Bureau of Publications, Sales Unit, California State Dept. of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802-0271 ($6.00 plus tax).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Sacramento.
Note: Developed by the CIRCLE Project. Some illustrations may not reproduce clearly.