ERIC Number: ED198256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Development Needs for Vocational Education: New and Changing Occupations.
Orth, Mollie N.; Russell, Jill Frymier
A study, described in this report, was conducted to provide information to national vocational education policy makers regarding curriculum development needs for selected new and changing occupations. The report also outlines a methodology for identifying new and changing occupations and assessing the need for curriculum development. Information was collected by (1) identifying new and changing occupations through data analysis; monitoring legislative, economic, technologic, and social trends; and communication with professional associations, special interest groups, and knowledgeable persons; (2) collecting occupational information for designated career fields; (3) locating curricula, civilian and military, currently available for training people in the new and changing occupations; and (4) assessing the gaps between training needed for new and changing occupations and the available curricula. New occupations identified by these methods include the following: case manager for the mentally disabled; housing rehabilitation specialists; laser/electro-optics technician, tumor registrar; and occupations related to energy and microprocessing. Each of these occupations or occupational areas are analyzed according to functions, duties, and specifications; education and training requirements; employment outlook; employment setting; career advancement opportunities; available curriculum and progress; and implications for curriculum development. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Caseworkers, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Research, Data Processing Occupations, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Electronic Technicians, Futures (of Society), Housing, Lasers, Needs Assessment, Occupational Information, Occupational Surveys, Optics, Postsecondary Education, Research Methodology, Secondary Education, Urban Renewal Agencies, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Emerging Occupations; Energy Occupations; Optical Technicians; Tumor Registrars
Note: Best copy available. Some appendix materials will not reproduce well due to small, light print. For a related document see ED 180 170.