ERIC Number: ED449303
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Work-Based Learning for All! Work-Based Learning Development Handbook.
Nachtrieb, Paula; Vore, Stacey
This handbook provides information, strategies, and techniques for developing and implementing successful work-based learning experiences. It is divided into five sections, each with 1-5 chapters that cover specific topics in detail. Section I, "What is Work-Based Learning?," considers what work-based learning is; presents a work-based learning continuum; relates the purpose of work-based learning; and demonstrates how work-based learning experiences meet Illinois Learning Standards, Workplace Skills (Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills), and Occupational Skill Standards. Section II, "Marketing," discusses assessment of need for work-based learning, recruitment of business partners, and successful marketing ideas. Section III, "Career Development," includes planned activities for elementary through secondary and postsecondary school that allow learners to explore various career pathways in order to make informed career decisions. Section IV, "Skill Development," discusses how students develop skills for specific careers, including sections about the stakeholders in work-based learning, job shadowing, career awareness for educators, and tools for implementing work-based learning. Sample forms that can be used in development of work-based learning are provided. Section V, "Connecting Activities," identifies connecting and transitional activities, defines mentoring, supplies a mentoring application and forms needed for mentoring experiences, and provides information regarding nontraditional activities in work-based learning to increase nontraditional career awareness. Organizational and Internet web site resources are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Activities, Marketing, Mentors, Nontraditional Occupations, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, State Standards, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois