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ERIC Number: ED018580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 11
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Reference Count: 0
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WHAT KINDS OF OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION DO STUDENTS NEED.
ALTMAN, JAMES W.
RESULTS OF STUDIES SUGGEST THAT STUDENTS NOT ONLY NEED OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION, THEY NEED MORE AND BETTER INFORMATION TO SUPPORT THEIR OBJECTIVES OF CAREER CHOICE, CAREER PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, AND DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF VOCATIONAL CAPABILITIES. A PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE STRUCTURE FOR NEEDED OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION IS BASED ON A CONTINUUM WHICH REACHES BACKWARD IN TIME FROM A SKILLED WORKER ON THE JOB TOWARD THE CRADLE. IT ENCOMPASSES THE STAGES (1) JOURNEYMAN CAPABILITY WHICH NEEDS KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE TASKS AND CONTEXTS WHICH DEFINE THE JOB AS WELL AS PRACTICE IN REALISTIC APPLICATIONS, (2) NEOPHYTE CAPABILITY WHICH NEEDS PRACTICE ON SELECTED TASKS OR PARTIAL TASKS SEQUENCES WITH EXTRAPOLATION AND GENERALIZATION TO THE FULLER JOB CONTEXT, (3) GENERAL VOCATIONAL CAPABILITY WHICH INCLUDES GENERAL PREPARATION FOR LATER SPECIFIC VOCATIONAL TRAINING, AND A CONTINUAL FEEDBACK OF REALITY-TESTING INFORMATION ABOUT TENTATIVE CAREER CHOICES AND PLANS, (4) CAREER PLANNING CAPABILITY WHICH REQUIRES SOME KIND OF STRUCTURE OR MAP POINTING OUT VARIETIES OF JOBS, STUDENT SELF-INFORMATION, AND STUDENT APPLICATION OF INFORMATION, AND (5) VOCATIONAL AWARENESS WHICH NEEDS AN IDENTIFICATION OF THE COMPONENTS AND INSTITUTIONS OF A WORKING SOCIETY AND THE ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, AND PHILOSOPHICAL LINES WHICH GOVERN THEM, A CLARIFICATION OF HOW WORK-ROLES GROW OUT OF THESE INSTITUTIONAL ROLES, AND A MEANINGFUL CONCEPT OF THE WORKING WORLD AS AN EVOLUTIONARY RATHER THAN A STATIC SYSTEM. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS INCLUDED. THIS SPEECH WAS TO BE DELIVERED AT THE OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION AND VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE CONFERENCE (PITTSBURGH, MARCH 11-13, 1966). (PS)
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