ERIC Number: ED465927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-May
Improving Work Skills of Cooperative Work Students through Time Management Strategies.
This action research study examined the problem of the lack of work placement skills with a focus on time management, and an attitude of indifference on the part of the students. Student in the targeted vocational classroom were exhibiting a lack of preparation for learning that not only interfered with academic achievement but also possible future job performance. The study also reviewed a variety of strategies to improve student learning and students' view of themselves as learners and to develop a higher self-esteem. The probable causes for the lack of work placement skills were: ineffective time management skills, lack of responsibility, poor planning skills, and poor attendance. After reviewing the research literature, these intervention strategies were selected: direct instructions of work placement skills, and direct instruction in the use of time and strategies to improve time management skills. Postintervention data indicated a decrease in work placement skills, little effort to arrive to work on time, arrive at class on time and be prepared for the day's activities. There was little apparent improvement in student responsibility. Seven appendixes are included containing surveys, checklists, the pretest, and posttest. (Contains 33 references.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master of Arts Action Research Project, Saint Xavier University, and SkyLight Professional Development Field-Based Master's Program. Some charts may not reproduce adequately.