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From School to Work, 8th Edition

From School to Work, 8th Edition
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By: J.J. Littrell, Ed.D., James H. Lorenz, Ed.D., and Harry T. Smith, Ed.D.

ISBN: 978-1-59070-936-8
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2009
Subject: Career Education
Grade Level: 9-12
Retail Price: $76.64
School Price: $57.48


From School to Work helps students make smooth transitions from their classrooms to meaningful jobs. The text emphasizes the skills students need to succeed in school, at work, and on their own.
  • End-of-chapter material includes activities for Developing Your Academic Skills, Information Technology Applications, Applying Your Knowledge and Skills, and Developing Workplace Skills.
  • In the Real World case studies and discussion questions involve students with lifelike situations. Expand Your Knowledge features offer additional information related to text material.
  • Career Education Companion web Sites motivate and engage students beyond the classroom with online Crossword Puzzles, Matching Games, E-Flash Cards, Interactive Quizzes, and Cross-Curricular Activities.

Related Title(s)
Career Success: The Attitude Advantage, 2nd Edition

Table of Contents

  1. Making the Transition from School to Work
  2. Understanding Work-Based Learning
  3. What Your Employer Expects
  4. Teamwork and Problem-Solving Skills
  5. Communicating on the Job
  6. Math in the Workplace
  7. Technology and You
  8. Looking Good on the Job
  9. Safety on the Job
10. Leadership and Group Dynamics
11. Participating in Meetings
12. Learning About Yourself
13. Learning About Careers
14. Researching Careers
15. Making Career Decisions
16. Applying for Jobs
17. Taking Preemployment Tests
18. Interviewing for Jobs
19. Succeeding on the Job
20. Diversity and Rights in the Workplace
21. Succeeding in Our Economic System
22. Entrepreneurship: A Business of Your Own
23. Understanding Income and Taxes
24. Managing Spending
25. Using Credit
26. Banking, Saving, and Investing
27. Insurance
28. Managing Family, Work and Citizenship Roles

Look Inside

   sample Chapter 1 (PDF, 670 KB)
   sample Chapter 13 (PDF, 1.48 MB)
Teacher's Presentations for PowerPoint® Individual License
   sample Chapter 2 (PPS, 4.26 MB)
   sample Chapter 20 (PPS, 3.70 MB)
Companion Website
   sample View Site (www.g-wlearning.com, Career Education)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


   PDF Career Cluster Explorations (PDF, 66 KB)
   PDF Workforce Essentials (PDF, 58 KB)
EAST/Workforce Technology, Grades 9-12
General Cooperative Education, Grades 9-12
Workplace Readiness, Grades 9-12
Career Networking, Grades 9-12
Career Options, Grades 9-12
Career Work Experience, Grades 9-12
   PDF Journey to Careers (PDF, 293 KB)
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

J.J. Littrell, Ed.D. - taught industrial and vocational education to teachers in training at Arizona State University. Littrell began his career teaching industrial education in Nebraska and Oregon public schools. Later he taught engineering at the University of Missouri. He earned degrees from Peru State College in Nebraska, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Missouri.

James H. Lorenz, Ed.D. - is professor emeritus and chair of the department of engineering technology and industrial studies at Middle Tennessee State University. He has taught graduate and undergraduate teacher certification courses and undergraduate drafting courses for over 25 years. Lorenz conducts numerous in-service training programs for teachers and has directed SkillsUSA activities at district and state levels. He began his career teaching drafting and graphic arts at the secondary level. Lorenz holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Georgia.

Harry T. Smith, Ed.D. - is professor of curriculum and instruction at Tennessee Technological University where he has served as program supervisor of industrial education since 1986. Smith's primary responsibility is teaching instructional media technology and occupational education licensure courses to undergraduate and graduate students in the college of education. Earlier, Smith taught industrial education at the secondary level in Missouri and the postsecondary level in Missouri and Michigan. Smith holds degrees from Northeast Missouri State, Central Missouri State, and Michigan State Universities.


School PriceOrder Quantity
Text 640 978-1-59070-936-8 $76.64$57.48
Student Workbook 204 978-1-59070-938-2 $18.00$13.50
* Teacher's Edition 671 978-1-59070-937-5 $93.28$69.96*
* Teacher's Annotated Workbook 204 978-1-59070-939-9 $44.00$33.00*
* Teacher's Resource Guide 329 978-1-59070-940-5 $96.00$72.00*
* Teacher's Resource Portfolio 361 978-1-59070-941-2 $160.00$120.00*
* Teacher's Resource CD 978-1-59070-942-9 $212.00$159.00*
* ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 1085 test questions 978-1-59070-943-6 $200.00$150.00*
* Teacher's Presentations for PowerPoint® Individual License 770 slides 978-1-59070-944-3 $133.28$99.96*
* Teacher's Presentations for PowerPoint® Site License 770 slides 978-1-59070-945-0 $399.84$299.88*
Companion Website View Site
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