ERIC Number: ED413455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
State of the Union. Working in the USA: Making a Living, Making a Difference.
This discussion guide is designed to help people examine the state of work in their community, explore changes, and strategize about what they can do to forge creative solutions and improve the community's worklife. It is especially appropriate for use in a study circle setting. The discussion materials are arranged into four sessions: (1) the place of work in one's life; (2) global and national trends--how they are shaping the community's worklife; (3) strengthening the worklife of one's community--discussing alternative approaches; and (4) making a difference--what people can do to improve their community's worklife. Each session consists of some or all of these components: list of goals, introduction to the discussion, informative materials, questions for discussion, and activities. The following section provides ideas for organizing study circles; tips for study circle leaders; and guidelines for study circle participants. The resources section contains 44 books; 49 articles and reports; names, addresses, and descriptions of 13 private and 5 government organizations; and 4 work and community resources on the World Wide Web. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Community Benefits, Community Cooperation, Community Development, Community Involvement, Community Planning, Economic Change, Economic Climate, Economic Development, Employment Patterns, Work Attitudes
Wisconsin Public Television; telephone: 1-800-253-1158.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Topsfield Foundation, Pomfret, CT. Study Circles Resource Center.
Note: Prepared for the Public Broadcasting Service's State of the Union Labor Day special, "That's Why They Call It Work."