ERIC Number: ED408601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Applied English for the Workplace: A Course of Study.
Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise.
Delineating the content that must be covered in the secondary schools of the State of Idaho, this guide presents a course of study for teaching English language arts for success in the workplace. Although educators sometimes use the terms interchangeably, the course of study in the guide is not an instructional or curriculum guide--it prescribes what is to be taught; defines the subject in terms of purpose, definition, student goals and objectives; and can be changed only by action of the State Board of Education. The guide begins with some background on the development of the Applied English for the Workplace course of study and a letter from the state administrator, which notes that Applied English in the Workplace counts as core English credit and meets the college entrance requirements for an English course. It then presents an introduction and course overview. The guide next presents the goals and associated course objectives for the 15 modules that comprise the course of study. The modules in the guide have been rearranged to provide a logical sequencing for building skill upon skill. Modules include communication in the workplace; gathering and using information in the workplace; participating in groups; communicating to solve interpersonal conflict; upgrading, retraining, and changing jobs; communicating with supervisors; writing and responding to requests; and improving the quality of communication. A list of tech-prep coordinators for teacher training, and a 140-item annotated bibliography of literature selections (nonfiction, poetry, fiction, short stories, and drama) are attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho