ERIC Number: ED422481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
LifeWork: A Welfare-to-Work Model Curriculum.
Gee, Mary Kay
This publication provides a model curriculum with a focus on welfare-to-work, school-to-work, and first-time employees. It emphasizes the basic competencies most valued by employers for the current and future domestic and global work force. Section 1 presents an overview of LifeWork, a performance-based transitional program that uses the participants' experiential learning and establishes connections and collaborations among participants, program staff, agencies, and businesses. Curriculum features are listed. Section 2 presents learning objective lists for these areas: environment, person, and job. A course presentation time list details anticipated presentation time for each learning objective. A list of learning objectives for a shorter (40-hour), more intensive course is provided. Section 3 provides supplementary materials: course portfolio and journal suggestions, group discussion questions, and learner log. The LifeWork course consists of three parts: "The Environment,""The Person," and "The Job." These LifeWork course parts are detailed in sections 4-11. Each section correlates learning objectives with suggested ideas, activities, and resources. Handouts provide information and student activities and exercises. Section 12 contains these assessment materials: course mastery checklist and learner and instructor self-assessments. Section 13 provides evaluation materials: midpoint course evaluation, LifeWork program evaluation, focus group evaluation, and instructor observation checklist. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Basic Skills, Behavioral Objectives, Career Development, Cognitive Style, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Guides, Economically Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Programs, Employment Qualifications, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Learning Modules, Problem Solving, Program Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Teamwork, Vocational Interests, Welfare Recipients, Work Attitudes, Work Environment
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Gads Hill Center, Chicago, IL.