ERIC Number: ED217143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Critical Issues in Identifying Training-Related Jobs for Vocational Education Programs.
Copa, George H.
The question "How should one decide which jobs are related to a training program?" must be answered directly and consistently before specialized training can be planned or evaluated. A conceptual framework is needed to provide a useful structure for thinking about the concept of training-related jobs, and certain issues must be resolved in identifying these jobs. A conceptual framework for thinking about training-related jobs must take into account a definition of vocational education, how individuals are changed by vocational education, the meanings of training-related jobs, and the characteristics of jobs relevant to vocational education. Issues to be considered in identifying training-related jobs include the meaning of training-related jobs, the starting and ending points of the vocational education program, the delimitations of the job, the dimensions of vocational education program descriptions, the dimensions of the job description, the stability of the vocational education program description, the stability of the job description, the classification of vocational education programs, and the classification of jobs. In addition, issues concerning the purpose of using the concept of training-related jobs must be considered. A good deal of reflection, therefore, is necessary before the words "training-related job" are used in a research study or evaluation report pertaining to vocational education. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Training Related Jobs
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 18-22, 1982).