ERIC Number: ED423724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Job Preparation: A Curriculum for Refugee and Immigrant Women.
Croydon, Alysan; Crichton, Kathy
This refugee women's job preparation curriculum is designed to provide facilitators with a sourcebook of information and activities to assist refugee and immigrant women in gaining unsubsidized employment. It specifically addresses the needs of women with children and the impact of employment on home and family life. The curriculum materials integrate information and discussion about employment issues with language and literacy practice activities. Specific objectives are to assist participants in identifying goals, skills, interests, and personal strengths, explore the impact of employment on home and family life, discuss the effects of welfare reform, practice job search skills, and discuss the culture of the American workplace. Each of the 11 units unit contains warmup activities to introduce the topics and gather participant input, followed by group discussions, small group, and individual work. There are activities for structured practice in reading, writing, and speaking. Speakers from the community and from agencies and field trips to potential work and training sites are integrated into the curriculum. An introductory section provides suggestions for classroom teaching and field trips (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Course Content, Employed Women, Employment Opportunities, Employment Potential, English (Second Language), Immigrants, Job Search Methods, Literacy Education, Money Management, Refugees, Sociocultural Patterns, Vocational Education, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services, Womens Education, Work Environment, Work Experience
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Laubach Literacy International, Syracuse, NY.
Authoring Institution: Refugee Women's Alliance, Seattle, WA.