ERIC Number: ED045813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Review and Analysis of Curricula For Occupations in Public Services. Information Series No. 29.
Lewis, Wiley B.
To identify major findings, promising developments, strategies, and methodological strengths and weaknesses which exist in curricula designed for training paraprofessional public service workers in the fields of education, social work, law enforcement, and fire fighting, a review and analysis was made of Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) publications and non-ERIC publications. To correct an imbalance of too many low skilled workers and too few skilled workers, educational programs based on occupational analysis and student needs should be devised to prepare low skilled workers for available occupations. Based on projected employment opportunities, primary consideration should be given to programs in social work and law enforcement and then education and firefighting. While curricula and curriculum materials are available for the four fields, improvements are needed and changes will be necessary. To accomplish this, curricula should be developed and evaluated through an educational planning system which involves occupational analysis, program planning, program development and testing, and documentation and dissemination of results. Other improvements will also be needed in the areas of counseling, recruiting students, and expanding present programs. (SB)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Needs, Employment Qualifications, Fire Fighters, Government Employees, Job Skills, Paraprofessional Personnel, Police, Probation Officers, Research Reviews (Publications), Service Occupations, Social Workers, Systems Analysis, Vocational Education
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.