ERIC Number: ED440286
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Changing Directions: A Critical Look at the Future of Work and Unemployment. A Pack of Flexible and Immediately Usable Interaction Materials Offering a Wide Curriculum, for Use with Adults Concerned To Better Understand Changes in Society and To Make Positive Changes in Their Own Lives.
This document, which is directed primarily at groups working with people who are unemployed, partly employed, or out of the workforce, contains materials for a course titled "Changing Directions" that is designed to help people make sense of contemporary changes in society and work while considering various ways to channel their creativity and social involvement. The materials are organized into seven units containing some or all of the following: introduction; fact sheets; discussion questions; learning activities; quizzes; and reference lists. The chapter titles are as follows: "The Future of Work"; "Unemployment"; "Communications and Democracy"; "Facing the Figures"; "Culture Is Ordinary"; "Identity and Resistance"; and "Challenging and Changing." The chapters on culture aim to sharpen awareness of language, open doors to new interests, value talents and interests already developed, and offer other forms of critiquing social processes. Appended are information sheets devoted to the following topics: finding jobs; job applications; preparing for interviews; training, retraining, and education; paying for education and training; sources of information; 20 alternative ways of spending time usefully; content of the course "Changing Directions"; example program; benefits participants have derived from the course; and useful addresses. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Behavioral Objectives, Career Change, Communication Skills, Democracy, Economic Change, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Employment Interviews, Employment Patterns, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Income, Information Sources, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Job Training, Labor Education, Labor Market, Learning Activities, Lifelong Learning, Mathematics Skills, Numeracy, Percentage, Records (Forms), Social Change, Statistics, Student Financial Aid, Tables (Data), Time Management, Trend Analysis, Unemployment, Writing (Composition)
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester LE11 7GE, United Kingdom (40 pounds). Web site: http://www.niace.org.uk.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)