ERIC Number: ED023795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Jan
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Worker Requirements and Methods of Entry into Home and Community Occupations Related to Home Economics; Brief Descriptions of Specific Occupations Classified Into Six Clusters, Highlights of Areas of Work and Worker Trait Groups for Individual Occupations. Professional Education Series No. HE-7.
Descriptions of 200 occupations from the "Dictionary of Occupational Titles" Volume I designate the area of work and worker trait group and the reference page in Volume II of the Dictionary. Each occupational description briefly outlines highlights of work performed, worker requirements, and training and methods of entry. Occupations are classified and alphabetically arranged into one of six clusters: (1) family, child care, care of the elderly, and health services. (2) clothing, textiles, and related art, (3) foods and nutrition, (4) housing, equipment, furnishings, and related art, (5) dry-cleaning and laundry services, and (6) non-domestic housekeeping, cleaning, maintenance, and miscellaneous services. Home economics-related occupations were identified by independent analysis of the third edition of the "Dictionary of Occupational Titles," Volume I. Lists were compared and organized into clusters. Value judgments of 136 knowledgeable persons were sought to three questions: (1) Is the occupation related to the cluster in which it is classified? (2) To what extent is home economics needed for job competence or job training? (3) What other professional, business, or industrial groups are involved? Results from the value judgements were the basis for selection of the occupations to be included in the listing. Related data are available in VT 002 621. (FP)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Educational Publication Services.