ERIC Number: ED044507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Review and Analysis of Curricula for Occupations in Health.
Lewis, Wiley B.
The 59 publications, identified through a search of Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) publications and non-ERIC publications, were reviewed and analyzed to identify the major findings, promising developments, strategies, and methodological strengths and weaknesses which exist in curriculums designed for training dental assistants, dental laboratory technicians, hospital attendants, nurses aides, medical and dental technicians, and practical or professional nurses. Current training programs come closer to meeting immediate needs in some health occupational areas than in others. Of the occupational categories reviewed, only dental assistants and hospital attendants can receive training at the secondary level, while the remaining receive training at the post secondary level. Though a number of curriculums are available, a major shortcoming is the general lack of a core or cluster curriculum. Curriculums for new and emerging occupations should be developed and evaluated through an educational planning system consisting of occupational analysis, program planning, program development and testing, and documentation and dissemination of the results. In addition, to provide and train necessary workers, improved counseling and recruitment programs and techniques will be required. (SB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Programs, Employment Opportunities, Labor Needs, Literature Reviews, Postsecondary Education, Research Reviews (Publications), Secondary Education, Systems Approach
The Center for Vocational and Technical Education, The Ohio State University, 1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.