ERIC Number: ED237687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Skills for Adapting to Change; Their Potential Impact, and Suggested Policies for Implementing Them. Final Report.
Daniels, M. Harry; Karmos, Joseph S.
A project was conducted to identify skills that vocational students will need to adapt to future changes in the workplace and jobs caused by advancing technology as well as to develop policy stands on how those skills can be imparted. Research was conducted through computer searches of relevant data bases, interviews with vocational educators and consultants, cooperation with major industries, and mailed questionnaires to Fortune 500 companies. The material generated through this research was analyzed, resulting in the following accomplishments: (1) identification of skills for adapting to change from theoretical, empirical, and applied evidence at the national, state, and regional levels that can be used by Illinois career and vocational educators for curricular and instructional considerations; (2) provision of a policy proposal for development, implementation, revision/renewal, and evaluation of vocational education programs that would emphasize change skills; (3) provision of a policy proposal describing the role that the family, the community, and other social institutions can play in change skill instruction; (4) description of the impact a program of change skill instruction will have on people directly or indirectly influenced by such a program; (5) production of technical and final research reports; and (6) production of a questionnaire and report that assesses and describes perceptions of industry regarding entry-level skills of workers. The project provided a data base that can be used to develop, implement, evaluate, and revise or review vocational education programs that are designed to promote instruction in self-initiation, self-direction, and other change skills. (Copies of each of the policy papers, the literature review, and the questionnaire are included in the report.) (KC)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Career Change, Career Development, Change, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Decision Making Skills, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Family Role, Midlife Transitions, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Improvement, Retraining, Secondary Education, Self Actualization, Self Determination, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Technological Advancement, Vocational Education, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.