Publications


These are resources that you can purchase from various sources and use to educate yourself and to share with others to help educate them. These documents are also online at: http://wdr.doleta.gov/SCANS/.


Minnesota Department of Education
formerly the Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN  55113-4266

Making Connections: A School-to-Work Resource Guide
     Cost: $5.00


SCANS REPORTS

"What Work Requires of Schools"

This is the initial SCANS report. The report defines the five competencies and the three-part foundation that constitute the SCANS know-how. (61 pages) Singles copies are available from:

  National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
Operations Division
Springfield, VA 22151
800/553-6847
NTIS number: PB92-146711
     Cost: $19.50 plus $4 handling

"Skills and Tasks for Jobs"

This SCANS report is designed as a resource for educators or employers to use in developing curriculum for teaching the SCANS competencies and foundation skills, or for use by people who counsel students in schools or workplaces. The report contains all the descriptive information obtained by SCANS in its job analysis. (535 pages) There are over 900 tasks in the volume. Single copies are available from:

  National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
Operations Division
Springfield, VA 22151
800/553-6847
NTIS number: PB92-181379
     Cost: $52 plus $6 handling

"Teaching the SCANS Competencies"

This report provides expanded definitions of the five SCANS competencies as well as the key concept involved in incorporating them into the school curriculum. Approximately 10 pages are devoted to each competency. Sample assessment items are also included. (180 pages) This report is available from:

  Government Printing Office 202/512-1800 or fax 212/512-2250
The stock number is 029-000-00438-2
     Cost: $11.00

"SCANS Blueprint for Action: Building Community Coalitions"

This is a 64-page national roundup of schools and workplaces that put SCANS principles into practice. It is available from:

  ETA Dissemination Unit
U.S. Department of Labor
Rm. N5637
200 Constitution Ave. N. W.
Washington, DC 20210
202/219-7664