ERIC Number: ED021982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum in Food Handling and Distribution; a Guide for Experimentation in High School and Post High School Vocational Training.
Stiles, Philip G.; And Others
The project developed an experimental curriculum guide for training persons at the high school and post-high school levels in food handling and distribution. Data were gathered through interviews with over 200 food industries in Connecticut. Courses and curriculums were obtained from six secondary schools and seven post-secondary schools. Some of the findings were: (1) Over 80 percent of the managers had at least a high school education and over 88 percent were employed part-time while in high school, (2) Over 97 percent of the personnel voiced satisfaction with their work, and about 60 percent saw advancement potential for themselves, (3) The major factors of job dissatisfaction were long hours, lack of qualified help, and customer-coworker-employer aggravations. The proposed 2-year secondary curriculum would include (1) about 75 percent general education, (2) required part-time experience, (3) learning experiences in human relations, (4) a broad knowledge of food products, (5) distribution or selling emphasizing mathematics, merchandising, and marketing. The post-secondary education curriculum should include 15 semester hours of general education, 6-12 hours in food marketing, 3-9 hours in product knowledge, 3-6 hours in human relations, and occupational experience before or during the course. Occupational references and course outlines are included. (MM)
Descriptors: Career Opportunities, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Distributive Education, Educational Needs, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Food Stores, High Schools, Instructional Materials, Labor Needs, Marketing, Merchandising, Postsecondary Education, Program Guides, State Surveys
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational Education.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs.