ERIC Number: ED352556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Novels and Short Stories about Work: An Annotated Bibliography.
Koziol, Kenneth G.
This document contains an annotated list of novels and short stories written in English or available in translation that teachers can use to help students at the secondary and college levels think critically about the world of work. The categories by which they are organized are as follows: agriculture, business, career (choices, paths, and obstacles), customer relations, discrimination (racial, gender, and so on), entrepreneurship, ethics (the effect of work on the ethical fabric of society), international business, management, marketing, performance (evaluation of the quality of a person's work on society), technology and how it affects the workplace, unions, the value of work, women and work, working conditions, work relations (how one gets along with coworkers and supervisors), and work skills. The document begins with a discussion of the following topics: literature and the curriculum, why study work? why look at work through the lens of literature? the adolescent and work literature, and suggestions for using literature in the classroom. A list of 29 references concludes this section. Annotations follow for 13 anthologies, 105 novels, and 69 short stories. The document concludes with references for 72 teaching resources and 33 titles about work that can provide a background for the discussion of an author's insights on the work setting. (CML)
Descriptors: Administration, Agriculture, Business, Career Choice, College Students, Education Work Relationship, Employed Women, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Ethics, Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum, International Trade, Interpersonal Communication, Job Skills, Literature, Marketing, Novels, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Short Stories, Technology, Work Attitudes, Work Environment
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.