ERIC Number: ED179784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Manual and Guide: Analogous Competency Assessment.
Neely, Margery A.; And Others
To assist women who aspire to vocational administrative positions but lack the required work experience, a guide was developed to build an administrative competency portfolio for presentation of abilities acquired through unpaid or volunteer experiences and paid work experiences where administrative responsibilities were present but not obvious from job title. To provide a basic format for the portfolio, the five administrative dimensions of goal-setting and planning, organizational management, communication, decision making, and demonstrated leadership ability were identified through job descriptions, literature review, and consultation. Validity and reliability were demonstrated through a field test of the guide in which eight self-selected women developed portfolios which were then rated by twenty-four administrators. Six of the women also attended a workshop where they completed standardized measures and were rated on competencies observed in simulation exercises. The four-point guide includes exercises and worksheets to build the portfolio through identification of skills and knowledge, articulation (communication of level of competency), documentation, and organization. Sections of the finished portfolio (a supplement for traditional resumes and application forms) are narrative, competency profile sheet, table of contents to life experiences and documentation items, and individual life experience description supported by items of documentation. The "Guide: Administrative Competency Portfolio" is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrator Qualifications, Administrators, Communication (Thought Transfer), Decision Making Skills, Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Experiential Learning, Females, Guides, Informal Assessment, Job Skills, Leadership, Material Development, Portfolios (Background Materials), Vocational Education, Volunteer Training
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Coll. of Education.
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