ERIC Number: ED031584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Education for the Distributive Occupations with Implications for Better Articulation of High School and Community College Programs in Connecticut.
Malsbary, Dean R.; Holmes, Samuel F., Jr.
A brief overview of high school and community college programs for distributive occupations is presented, along with a discussion of the general problem of articulation and coordination of competencies that should be developed at the secondary and post secondary levels. A discussion of the scope and development of distribution precedes the definition and discussion of several competency models. One author, in presenting a conceptual framework for distributive curriculums, identified four areas of necessarily broad competencies: marketing, social, basic skill, and technological competencies. Data for the study were obtained by questionnaires submitted to secondary and postsecondary distributive educators to identify desired competencies and levels of proficiency, that is, mastery or acquaintance. Findings of the study indicate that the transition from the secondary level of distributive education to the postsecondary level is in need of considerably more coordination. One basis for this conclusion was the finding that for 12 basic competencies, the high school required a mastery level of proficiency, while the community college required only an acquaintance level. A 70-item bibliography of books, periodicals, and theses is appended. (CH)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Bibliographies, Career Development, College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Curriculum Research, Distributive Education, Educational Needs, Job Skills, Program Content, Program Improvement, Questionnaires, Secondary School Curriculum, State Surveys
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. Dept. of Higher, Technical, and Adult Education.; Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational Education.