ERIC Number: ED388838
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Applying Consumer and Homemaking Skills to Jobs and Careers. Secondary Learning Guide 13. Project Connect. Linking Self-Family-Work.
Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Inc., Hartford, CT.; Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.
This competency-based secondary learning guide on applying consumer and homemaking skills to jobs and careers 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. The following competencies are addressed: (1) assess own qualifications concerning job requirements and personal preferences; (2) describe characteristics that are necessary to get and hold a job; (3) identify and relate homemaking skills to specific jobs and careers that apply to paid employment; and (4) demonstrate the procedures for locating and applying for a job. Twenty-eight supplements contain information and activity sheets on the following: job values, accomplishments, fastest growing occupations, employers' expectations, home and family roles, at-home businesses, getting job information, letters of application and cover letters, resumes, interviewing, and testing. A bibliography contains 18 resources. (KC)
Descriptors: Course Content, Employed Parents, Employed Women, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Potential, Family Life Education, Home Economics, Home Management, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Quality of Working Life, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Values, Values Clarification, Work Attitudes
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.
Note: For related guides, see CE 070 204-235.