ERIC Number: ED461023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Adult Students Find a Place in the World of Work.
Valentine, Tom, Ed.; Sandlin, Jenny, Ed.
Beyond Basic Skills, v1 n2 Win 1997
This document, which was written for adult educators in Georgia, offers instructional plans and practical strategies for helping students in adult literacy, adult basic education, General Educational Development, and English-as-a-second-language programs explore the world of work. The document begins with a discussion of the two major ways adult educators can help their students succeed in the world of work: by helping students develop basic language and mathematics skills and by helping students identify and clarify their personal attitudes about work. The remainder of the document presents and explains three learning activities to help adult students accomplish the following: clarify their attitudes toward work; solve problems relating to work; and develop practical plans for obtaining long-term, meaningful employment through a two-part process entailing envisioning their dream job and learning about specific careers. The following items are included for each activity: overview and rationale; list of skills developed in the activity; materials needed; steps educators should take to prepare for and conduct the activity; discussion questions; and student handout. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Attitude Change, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Classroom Techniques, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Family Work Relationship, Information Sources, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Occupational Information, Problem Solving, Teacher Role, Work Attitudes
For full text: http://www.coe.uga.edu/adulted/staffdev/bbs.html.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Technical and Adult Education, Atlanta.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Adult Education.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia