A 10-day unit for instruction of work ethic
was developed during the summer of 1995 as part of a research project
conducted at the University of Georgia. These materials have been used by numerous schools, colleges, and community workforce education programs over the years since they were developed. Several revisions have taken place to improve the materials, and in 2004 they were assembled into a single pdf document entitled Work Ethic and Employability Skills: A Unit of Instruction. Overall, the
materials have been well received, and teachers have found them to be an
effective tool for addressing work ethic and work attitudes. In some cases
additional materials and learning activities have been added by individual
instructors to provide a
better fit for their respective students.
Work Ethic and Employability Skills: A Unit of Instruction was designed to address interpersonal
skills, initiative, and being dependable, constructs
which were derived from extensive work ethic research. This basis for
dealing with affective topics provides an objective and well reasoned
approach in contrast to other materials, some of which have been based
on anecdote or personal opinion. The themes woven into these materials
are quite compatible, however, with most programs which seek to address
work ethic and work attitudes.
Professionals in the fields of education and human resource development can download a copy of Work Ethic and Employability Skills: A Unit of Instruction for use in their work. There is no charge for non-commercial use of these materials, but they are copyrighted and all rights are reserved by the author. To request access to the unit materials contact firstname.lastname@example.org and provide a brief description of your intended use.