ERIC Number: ED419962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Women Shaping the Future. The Future of Work Discussion Kit.
Pine, Janet; Jackson, Sue; MacNeill, Kate
Designed to inform and empower women to participate in debates and decisions about the future of work in Australia, this kit provides everything needed to run a discussion session on the future of work with women in the community. It consists of a guide for users, workshop guide, topic sheets, and background reading. The guide for users introduces the topic of the future of work, covers how to use the kit, and provides hints for facilitators. The workshop guide is a step-by-step outline for a three-hour workshop session on the future of work. It covers welcome and introductions, thinking about work, changes in work, looking to the future, shaping our future, and winding up. The left-hand pages contain brief step-by-step instructions that guide the facilitator through the various workshop activities. They also contain extra hints and prompts that might be useful as references during the session. The right-hand pages contain a number of fully scripted pieces. These are work-for-word examples of how particular sections of the workshop might be presented. "The Future of Work: An Overview" is a background reading that provides additional information about the changes reshaping work. Five topic sheets focus on issues relevant to the future of work: "Broader Horizons or Narrower Options? Globalisation and Internationalisation"; "A Fair Day's Work--Wage Fixing and Industrial Relations"; "Divided We Stand? Poverty and Inequality"; "But What Can We Do? How Communities Are Responding"; and "The Basis of the Bargain--Some Key Issues for Women." They provide facts and information, identify key questions relating to the topic, and include a resource that might stimulate discussion. The guide includes a number of transparencies that illustrate particular points during the session. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Careers, Developed Nations, Economic Change, Employment, Family Work Relationship, Females, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Technological Advancement, Womens Education, Work Environment, Work Ethic
Brotherhood of St. Laurence, 67 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065, Australia.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brotherhood of St. Laurence, Fitzroy, Victoria (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia