ERIC Number: ED318299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
WorkBook for WorkPlays: You and Your Rights on the Job.
This workbook accompanies a videotape (available from the same source) developed as part of a workplace English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) literacy project. The project was an effort to integrate workplace rights and union issues into a literacy curriculum, and is intended primarily for intermediate to advanced ESL students. The curriculum consists of five units: (1) safety and health, (2) workers' compensation, (3) discrimination, (4) unions, and (5) workplace rights. In each unit, workplace issues are represented in the form of two or three short skits, each presenting a specific issue. The skits are transcribed in the workbook and accompanied by preparatory exercises, structured language activities, and guided questions that encourage students to move from the descriptive to an interpretive level. Because students may need additional facts to inform their responses at the interpretive level, a fact sheet for each unit is appended. An attempt is made to integrate listening, speaking, reading, and writing based on but not limited to the context of the issue. An introductory section in the workbook provides suggestions for use and adaptation of both the videotape and workbook. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Civil Liberties, Compensation (Remuneration), English (Second Language), Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Health, Instructional Materials, Labor Education, Literacy Education, Safety, Unions, Workplace Literacy
Labor Education Center, Southeastern Massachusetts University, North Dartmouth, MA 02747 (price varies).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Massachusetts Univ., North Dartmouth. Arnold M. Dubin Labor Education Center.