ERIC Number: ED434203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Orientation to Trades and Technology. A Curriculum Guide and Resource Book with Special Emphasis on the Needs of Women. Revised.
This combination curriculum guide and resource book was developed in response to recommendations made by the instructors who attended the Women in Trades and Technology (WITT) conference of June 1986. It assists in the design and delivery of exploratory trade and technology courses that are responsive to the special needs of women learners throughout British Columbia. Part 1 is an overview that explains the following: the guide's organization, purpose, and rationale; program goals and objectives; and assessment and evaluation methods. The following topics related to using the guide are discussed in Part 2: course design; sequencing; preparing for the program; objectives of hands-on components; teaching and assessment strategies; ordering and using media resources; and related programs and publications. Part 3 is devoted to the three course units, which cover the following topics: personal and professional development skills (personal growth and development, women and work, survival skills); work-related skills (health and safety, academic skills, hands-on trades and technology skills, work experience placements); and career development (career options and decision making, functioning in the workplace, rights and obligations). Appended are national generic standards and program development guidelines for Women in Trades and Technology courses; for exploratory courses for women in trades, technology, operations and blue-collar work; and for trade/technology-specific courses for women. (MN)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Behavioral Objectives, Building Trades, Career Choice, Career Development, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Potential, Employment Practices, Employment Qualifications, Equipment Utilization, Foreign Countries, Individual Development, Job Skills, Labor Market, Learning Activities, National Standards, Nontraditional Occupations, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Resource Materials, State Curriculum Guides, Student Needs, Technology Education, Trade and Industrial Education, Units of Study, Womens Education, Work Environment, Work Experience Programs
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Human Resource Development Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Skills, and Training, Victoria.
Identifiers - Location: Canada