ERIC Number: ED413477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Getting There: A Curriculum for People Moving into Employment. Revised Edition.
Colette, Marian; Woliver, Beverly; Bingman, Mary Beth; Merrifield, Juliet
This curriculum is designed to meet the needs of adult students trying to make a transition from welfare to work or further education. Special focus is on Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Program participants enrolled in adult basic education or life skills classes. The curriculum is built around four questions: Who am I?, What's out there?, What is the work world like?, and How do I get from here to there? The activities designed to answer the questions form the four sections of the curriculum. Each section also contains lessons on a personal portfolio and making community connections. Activities include the following: individual reflection, group discussion and projects, participatory research, development of written documents, and role plays. Section 1 helps participants gain an understanding of their needs, interests, and values and assess their skills and experiences. Section 2 describes participants' work experiences and provides for participants' research on jobs and training opportunities available in their communities. Section 3 shows how people get jobs, what different jobs are like, and how to identify and deal with problems on the job or in training programs. Section 4 is designed to help participants do the following: learn new skills important in getting employed or admitted into a higher education program; confront barriers in making a transition from welfare to work and develop plans to overcome them; and complete a career plan. Appendixes contain reproducible activity sheets and 25 references organized by section. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Career Choice, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Curriculum Guides, Daily Living Skills, Economically Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Employment Interviews, Instructional Materials, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Learning Activities, Portfolios (Background Materials), Problem Solving, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Self Management, Time Management, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Interests, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services
Center for Literacy Studies, University of Tennessee, 600 Henley Street, Suite 312, Knoxville, TN 37996-4125 ($11).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Adult and Technical Education, Frankfort. Cabinet for Workforce Development.; Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Center for Literacy Studies.