ERIC Number: ED235309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Identification of Generalizable Skills in Secondary Vocational Programs. [Summary Report].
Greenan, James P.
A study examined the skill areas and skills that were generalizable within and across the secondary vocational training programs in the 32 area vocational centers in Illinois. During the project, researchers worked to develop, validate, and determine the reliability of a generalizable skills instrument and to identify which mathematics, communications, interpersonal relations, reasoning, and other skills were generalizable within and across all secondary agriculture; business, marketing, and management; health; home economics; and industrial training programs in Illinois. After conducting a comprehensive literature review, the researchers developed a questionnaire entitled the Generalizable Skills Importance Questionnaire (GSIQ) that included four skill areas and 102 skills. Based on an analysis of 489 questionnaires that were completed by vocational instructors throughout Illinois, the researchers determined that the GSIQ had internal consistency reliability coefficients ranging from .90 to .98. Analysis of the completed questionnaires also revealed a core of mathematics, communications, interpersonal relations, and reasoning skills that are generalizable within and across secondary vocational programs in Illinois. (Appended to this report is a copy of the GSIQ that contains a detailed breakdown of the results of the above-mentioned survey.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Identifiers: Generalizable Skills Importance Questionnaire; Illinois; Thinking Skills
Note: Charts may not reproduce well. For the full report, see ED 233 223.