ERIC Number: ED193472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Identification of Mathematics Competencies for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education through a Survey of Employer/Incumbent Employee Expectations. Final Report.
Northeast Wisconsin Technical Inst., Green Bay.
Employer and employee expectations and satisfaction with the mathematics competencies essential to perform in fifteen occupations were identified through mailing 1839 surveys (25% return) to employees who were 1977, 1978, and 1979 graduates of fifteen occupational programs in at least two Vocational Technical Adult Education (VTAE) districts in Wisconsin, and their employers. From these survey results an improved model or set of mathematics competencies which can be used to develop a VTAE mathematics curriculum for any occupation was created. The pilot study also led to development of a profile matrix of mathematics competencies which discriminates those competencies common to all occupations and those peculiar to fifteen specific occupations. The report contains a master list of 600 mathematics competencies; a summary network for the project; an activities-time line; a summary of organization, objectives, and major decision points; the survey instrument; responses to open ended questions; and a profile matrix of mathematics competencies by occupations. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Community Colleges, Competence, Competency Based Education, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Employment Qualifications, Graduate Surveys, Job Analysis, Job Performance, Job Skills, Mathematics, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Technical Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Northeast Wisconsin Technical Inst., Green Bay.
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