ERIC Number: ED338826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational and Qualification Structures in the Field of Environmental Protection in the Metal and Chemical Industries--Study on the Federal Republic of Germany.
Nitschke, Christoph; And Others
A study focused on new occupational and qualification structures in the field of environmental protection in the metal and chemical industries in the Federal Republic of Germany. A total of 22 interviews were conducted with representatives of 11 firms. The public debate on occupational requirements in the field of environmental protection and on appropriate training for occupations in the field began only recently. Integration of environmental learning objectives into federal training regulations and inclusion of the objectives into the vocational curricula has begun. Typical environmental problems faced by the chemical and metal industries are dangers posed by solvents, heavy metals, and use of oils. A supply-side view of occupational and qualification structures in the field of environmental protection focused on the qualifications "produced" for environmental protection in firms. Two factors affecting the development of qualification structures were inclusion of subjects relevant to the environment in existing training courses and separate, formally distinct additional training in environmental protection. The demand-side analysis established what kind of work requirements environmental protection entailed, whether and how these were combined to form tasks, and what qualifications were needed to perform those tasks. A four-field matrix was developed that permitted an initial typology of requirement profiles in environmental protection. A phase model was also designed that covered all tasks for ensuring that the environment was protected. (Appendixes include a 44-item bibliography and the interview guide.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Chemical Industry, Employment Qualifications, Environmental Education, Environmental Standards, Foreign Countries, Hazardous Materials, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Metal Industry, Occupational Information, Physical Environment, Pollution, Postsecondary Education, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).
Identifiers: Environmental Protection; Germany