ERIC Number: ED354400
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching the SCANS Competencies.
Department of Labor, Washington, DC. Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills.
SCANS (the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills) provides definitions of the knowledge students and workers need for workplace success and methods for applying these principles in communities throughout the United States. This document contains six articles that give education and training practitioners practical suggestions for applying SCANS in classrooms and workplaces: "SCANS in the Schools" (Kopple et al.) helps educators incorporating SCANS competencies into curricula and instruction by identifying issues likely to arise and giving examples of incorporation of specific competencies; "Implementing SCANS: First Lessons" (Meltzer, White, and Matheson) highlights 10 examples of state and local efforts to strengthen school-work linkages; "Students Use SCANS to Explore Changing Jobs: Lessons of IndianaPLUS" (Harr) describes replicable lessons from a statewide Indiana project in which high school seniors assessed skills requirements in local workplaces and communicated the results to other students and throughout their communities; "Preparing Limited English Proficiency Students for the Workplace" (Grognet) focuses on special issues for educators whose students are first- or second-generation immigrants, and who must teach the SCANS competencies in English and in the context and culture of U.S. workplaces; "Technology and High-Performance Schools: A SCANS Survey" (Schmidt, Packer) specifies what schools and technology companies would buy if they had $1,000 per student to spend on computer hardware; and "Assessment of the SCANS Competencies: Some Examples" (Wirt) features promising activities and approaches for assessing how well the SCANS competencies are being taught and learned. A list of SCANS members is included in the report. (KC)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Competence, Competency Based Education, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Potential, Futures (of Society), Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Limited English Speaking, On the Job Training, Skill Development, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Department of Labor, Washington, DC. Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills.