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ERIC Number: ED016060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 33
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OCCUPATIONAL CRITERIA AND PREPARATORY CURRICULUM PATTERNS IN TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS. AREA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM SERIES, NUMBER 4.
RONEY, MAURICE W.
A REFERENCE BASE OF GENERAL ABILITIES DESIGNED TO IDENTIFY TECHNICIAN OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENTS WHICH CAN BE TRANSLATED INTO EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM CONTENT INCLUDES (1) A FACILITY WITH MATHEMATICS WITH THE ABILITY TO USE ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY AS TOOLS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF IDEAS THAT MAKE USE OF SCIENTIFIC AND ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES, (2) A PROFICIENCY IN THE APPLICATION OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE PRINCIPLES, (3) AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE MATERIALS AND PROCESSES COMMONLY USED IN THE TECHNOLOGY, (4) AN EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF A FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION WITH AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE ENGINEERING AND SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES THAT DISTINGUISH THE TECHNOLOGY OF THE FIELD, AND (5) COMMUNICATION SKILLS THAT INCLUDE THE ABILITY TO INTERPRET, ANALYZE, AND TRANSMIT FACTS AND IDEAS GRAPHICALLY, ORALLY, AND IN WRITING. WITH THESE FIVE UNDERLYING GENERAL ABILITIES AS UNIVERSAL REQUIREMENTS, 12 CRITERIA WERE DEVELOPED FOR IDENTIFYING SPECIFIC OCCUPATIONS WHICH REQUIRE TECHNICAL EDUCATION. THE CRITERIA USED TO ESTABLISH THE LEVEL OF COMPETENCE IN THESE OCCUPATIONS CONSTITUTE AN EDUCATIONAL STANDARD. BY THIS STANDARD, THE TECHNICIAN SHOULD HAVE AN EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND EQUIVALENT TO THAT OBTAINED IN A PROGRAM OF AT LEAST 1,800 HOURS OF INSTRUCTION WITH A PATTERN OF COURSE WORK THAT CORRELATES MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICAL SCIENCE WITH TECHNICAL STUDY. A STUDY OF CATALOGS OF 25 INSTITUTIONS SHOWS THE ORGANIZATIONAL PATTERNS OF 2-YEAR POST-HIGH SCHOOL TECHNICAL PROGRAMS, AND AN APPENDIX ILLUSTRATES THE DIVISION OF SUBJECT MATTER IN A 3-YEAR TECHNICAL CURRICULUM OFFERED AT THE SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS FS 5.280--80015 FOR 15 CENTS FROM SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS, U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D. C. 20402. (HC)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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