ERIC Number: ED455403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Teens Working: Turning Earning into Learning. Facilitator Guide [and] Critical Workplace Issues [and] Student Guide.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Education, Career, and Community Program.
These guides are part of a toolkit designed to help young people make connections between the jobs they now hold, the classes they are taking, and the goals they may have for the near and distant future. The guides contain a variety of materials and activities appropriate for all skill levels. The activities in the student guide are grounded in the principles of the federal SCANS (Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills) and All Aspects of the Industry studies. The facilitator guide contains classroom activities for practicing job skills in the classroom, while integrating academic skills. Topics include problem solving, reading, science, technology, writing, job search methods, communication, history and culture, and mathematics. It also lists resources for the facilitator and the student in the areas of general information, health and safety, sexual harassment, diversity and cultural competence, and curriculum development. The guide provides directions and materials for the Wheel of Careers Game and makes suggestions for working with parents. "The Question Box" provides questions and answers about critical thinking and health and safety issues and questions to get teens thinking about the world of work. Critical Workplace Issues contains four scripted classroom lessons on health and safety, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, and cultural competency. The lessons deal with laws, regulations, and policies. The student guide, meant to be completed by each student individually, contains questions to be answered and sections in which teens rate themselves on various job skills. In addition, several sections encourage young people to think about their future education and careers. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Citations (References), Controversial Issues (Course Content), Critical Thinking, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Education Work Relationship, Educational Games, Employment Potential, High Schools, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Interpersonal Competence, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Law Related Education, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Mathematics, Multicultural Education, Occupational Safety and Health, Parent Materials, Problem Solving, School Business Relationship, Self Actualization, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Orientation, Teaching Methods, Values Clarification, Work Environment, Youth Employment
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory Publications, 101 SW Main, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204. Tel: 503-275-9500; Web site: http://www.nwrel.org/comm/publications.html (Facilitator Guide $11.85; Student Guide $6.75; Critical Workplace Issues $9.30; Set of 3 $23.00, prepaid).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Education, Career, and Community Program.