ERIC Number: ED400007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Life Management in California Community Colleges: A Catalog of Instructional Resources and Teaching Strategies.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; Long Beach City Coll., CA.
Based on a Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) Life Management Retreat held in June 1996, this two-part compilation provides instructional resources and teaching strategies developed by life management faculty in California's community colleges. Following an introduction to the teaching of life and home management and a list of retreat participants, part 1 provides the following instructional resources: (1) a description of a life management course and its core components; (2) sample class activities, handouts, and worksheets related to such topics as values, goal-setting, ethics, financial management, cultural diversity, self-esteem, role and conflict resolution, decision-making, communication, delegation, and time and energy management; and (3) lists of publications, agencies, books, software, audio-visual aids, guest speakers, and possible field trips related to life management instruction. Part 2 presents 27 teaching activities related to such topics as using the Internet to find information; identifying student and instructor roles and responsibilities; using ice-breakers and warm-up activities; employing a group building activity; using "jig saw" reading activities, or dividing articles among groups of students; and creating a community of authors. For each activity, the report indicates which SCANS competencies and foundation skills are addressed and provides a contact person. Contains over 60 references including software and audio-visuals. (TGI)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; Long Beach City Coll., CA.