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ERIC Number: ED055235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 127
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Functions of Industry Approach to Curriculum for Vocational Education.
Gleason, William Earl
The primary purpose of the study was to utilize the "functions" of an industry, as opposed to the more traditional use of the "job titles," to develop a curricular basis for educational programs to meet the needs of potential workers in an industry, with the scope of the study limited to the management and service functions. In the first phase of the study, industry and education experts developed a taxonomy for use in analyzing technical and personal-social competencies required of workers in the industry, with the activities and competencies grouped by relatedness to typical curriculum areas. The second phase, utilizing a jury of experts, involved refining and verifying the validity and appropriateness of the content to curriculum development. The study revealed 75 activities and 35 competencies for the management functions and 76 activities and 31 competencies for the service function. These were grouped under 10 curriculum areas, and the jury responses indicated a high degree of agreement for the activities and competencies identified. This approach was found to be a workable concept for analysis of an industry. (Author/GEB)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University