ERIC Number: ED348960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Technology Transfer and the Job Skills Education Program: Preliminary Results.
Branson, Robert K.
Technology transfer, for purposes of this paper, refers specifically to the importing of a methodology from one setting to another in order to meet previously unmet needs. The Job Skills Education Program (JSEP), a computer-based functional basic skills curriculum originally developed for the U.S. Army, has been "transferred" to the civilian education community. JSEP is a 300-hour curriculum that provides the basic academic skills students require to benefit from technical training programs. It is offered as an integrated learning system in which prerequisite skills are learned prior to technical training. The crosswalk prepared by the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (NOICC) was used to align the basic skills in JSEP with civilian occupational requirements, retrofitting the curriculum to the problem. A civilian pilot test of the program was conducted at the White Plains (New York) Adult and Continuing Education Center in 1989 which focused on the use of JSEP with students in three programs: English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education, and General Educational Development (GED). Based on student and teacher acceptance during the pilot test and on the results achieved by the target students, 11 demonstration sites were opened in industrial settings, an organization participating in the Job Training Partnership Act, community colleges in several locations, a consortium, and a career development center. An address for more information about JSEP is provided. (ALF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Job Skills Education Program; National Occupational Information Coordinating Com
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).