ERIC Number: ED388830
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Balancing Work and Family. Secondary Learning Guide 5. Project Connect. Linking Self-Family-Work.
Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Inc., Hartford, CT.; Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.
This competency-based secondary learning guide on balancing work and family is part of a series that are adaptations of guides developed for adult consumer and homemaking education programs. The guides provide students with experiences that help them learn to do the following: make decisions; use creative approaches to solve problems; establish personal goals; communicate effectively; and apply management skills to situations faced as an individual, family member, student, and worker. Each learning guide includes the following sections: a general introduction and guidelines for using the material; a checklist for users for advance planning; introduction to the guide; specified competencies, with student outcomes/evaluations, definitions, key ideas, teacher strategies/methods, suggested student activities, sample assessments, and supplementary resources. Five competencies are addressed: identify trends that influence work and family lifestyle choices; define work and family obligations (responsibilities); describe ways work and family affect each other; analyze personal situation to determine areas of needed improvement; and plan management strategies to increase work/school satisfaction and family satisfaction. Thirty-two supplements contain information and activity sheets on the following: attitudes and values, employer supports and benefits, role expectations, stress, the superwoman myth, analyzing priorities, survival tips, short- and long-term goals, and family budget. A bibliography contains 39 items. (YLB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Consumer Education, Cultural Differences, Economically Disadvantaged, Family Life, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Work Relationship, Home Economics, Homemaking Skills, Instructional Materials, Job Satisfaction, Learning Activities, Life Satisfaction, Money Management, Secondary Education, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Guides, Time Management
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Inc., Hartford, CT.; Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois