ERIC Number: ED039446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
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A Systems Approach to New Careers: Two Papers. Six Steps to New Careers. A Systems Approach to Manpower Development in Human Services.
Wiley, Wretha W.; Fine, Sidney A.
These two papers concentrate on criteria for judging nonprofessional jobs or new careers for the poor, steps in developing a career advancement plan, and the systems approach to manpower development in the human services. Attention is given to the need for meaningful and challenging assignments, flexibility in recruitment and program planning, appropriateness of procedures to local conditions, and consistent job descriptions. Six steps in planning are outlined: state long-term agency goals; set specific objectives; identify subsystems; define tasks; organize them into jobs; and organize jobs into career ladders. The second paper briefly discusses the nature, requirements, and uses of the systems approach itself. The document includes a typology of functions (data, people, things), levels of complexity, detailed scales of worker functions, and three scales of general educational development. (LY)
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Evaluation Criteria, Human Services, Job Analysis, Labor Force Development, Models, Occupational Mobility, Paraprofessional Personnel, Program Development, Skill Development, Systems Approach
W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 300 South Westhedge Ave., Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007 (single copies free, additional copies $0.25 each)
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Authoring Institution: Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.