Connecting Adult Basic Education Content to Career Choice

Karen Yancey

Karen Yancey ABE/Vocational instructor at New Castle Correctional Facility for 15 years. BSChE from Purdue University. MS in Secondary Education from University of Southern Indiana. Taught math, chemistry, physics, and computer courses for junior high through college levels. Also worked as career consultant. OWDS, GCDF and CLT certified.

Students often ask, “Who uses this in the real world?” A young college graduate recently posted on social media that no one uses anything they learn in high school after graduation. A college professor responded to that post by stating that teachers need to show students how the content they are learning will be used in their future careers. This presentation will address this issue.

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