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ERIC Number: ED470998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 309
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-879639-87-4
Developing Literacy and Workplace Skills: Teaching for 21st Century Employment. Program Coursebook and Curriculum Guide. Second Edition.
Gould, Marge Christensen
Developed for at-risk youth and designed to help all students experience success in school and in the real world, this curriculum guide is presented in a large-size, loose-leaf format for easy access and use. The guide features a flexible, six-semester curriculum that builds literacy skills in students while developing their core worker competencies. It outlines reorganizing the classroom as a professional workplace setting, using computers as central tools of instruction, and involving the community and mentors. The guide's program emphasizes goal setting and career research and preparation. It also includes an evening class component for parents. After a preface and an introduction, chapters in the first part of the book (Program Coursebook) are: (1) The 21st Century Teacher; (2) Reaching Today's Learner; (3) The 21st Century Classroom; (4) Building Public Awareness; (5) The Mentoring Program; (6) Literacy Classes for Adults; and (7) Conclusion. Part II of the book (English for 21st Century Employment) contains the curriculum for each of the six semesters in the program. Contains the following Appendixes: Adaptations for Other Academic Disciplines; Preparing for High-Stakes Tests; Challenges of Computers in the Classroom; and Software Publishers. (Contains 45 references.) (NKA)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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Note: A CD-ROM with reproducible curriculum materials is available from the publisher.