ERIC Number: ED037088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Jobs in Instructional Media.
Wallington, C. James; And Others
In order to meet the need for media-support personnel with training relevant to the kinds of tasks needed to be performed, the Jobs in Instruction Media Study (JIMS) analyzed jobs and set up guidelines for job structures and training curricula for work performed in the field. In order to gather information about what media personnel do on the job, JIMS used the technique of Functional Job Analysis (FJA). FJA provides a methodology for objectively describing what the worker does in a job and for systematically classifying the tasks involved. A model of the instructional media field, Domain of Instructional Technology (DIT), was developed. By combining the two ways of looking at the instructional media field, FJA and DIT, a two dimensional matrix was evolved to be used as a data base for developing job structures and curriculum guidelines. Using the empirical data about what workers do in the instructional media field, sample job structures were designed with the emphasis on a continuum which allows upward mobility to the worker and provides for related training to allow the worker to learn new skills. A bibliography and reference list are also offered. Appendices include supplementary information about the study and the data collection methods used in it. (Author/JY)
Descriptors: Educational Media, Job Analysis, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Media Specialists, Occupational Information, Occupational Surveys, Paraprofessional Personnel
Department of Audiovisual Instruction, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Stock No. 071-02498, $6.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Dept. of Audiovisual Instruction.