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 rbhill@uga.edu and provide a brief description of your intended use.

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