ERIC Number: ED391554
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Career Pathways Skill-Building Activities Guide.
Community Coll. of Rhode Island, Warwick.
In an effort to relate academic skills with workplace skills and facilitate the transition from school to work, the Community College of Rhode Island developed a skill-based instructional model targeted at 9th through 12th graders and consisting of 6 instructional areas, or strands, and 31 related skills. This guide provides suggested activities for the skills and includes sample handouts and assignment sheets. The activities are organized by the following six strands: (1) career occupational skills, focusing on developing awareness of diverse careers and prerequisites, preparing an academic program reflective of the career choice, and job search strategies; (2) personal skills which examines essential personal attributes and their interplay with career development and develops a personal work ethic and critical thinking skills; (3) interpersonal relationships, including developing language mechanics, identifying leadership styles, exploring conflict resolution, and developing an awareness, understanding, and appreciation of diverse cultures; (4) applied technology skills, focusing on information access, information analysis, and computer literacy; (5) understanding and working through systems, providing a working knowledge of government/political systems, social systems, economic systems, and organizational structures such as union development; and (6) critical thinking process skills, identifying a school or community problem and proposing solutions. For each skill, an overview is provided and information is presented on a suggested time in the lesson plan for addressing the skill, the target grade level, and objectives. (TGI)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Community Coll. of Rhode Island, Warwick.