ERIC Number: ED058441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
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Core Curriculum for Human Services. Career Options Research and Development.
Soong, Robert K.; And Others
Developed through the Career Options Research and Development (CORD) Project, this report presents, in outline form, a core curriculum for the human services area. Specific objectives of the CORD project were the: (1) application of job analysis to positions in the social and human services, (2) organization of tasks and skills into career sequences accompanied by job descriptions and appropriate wage levels, and (3) development of a curriculum for paraprofessionals leading to the associate of arts degree. To realize these objectives more than 2,000 tasks were inventoried and eventually structured into five-step career ladders for: (1) health, (2) mental health, (3) child development, (4) casework, (5) group work, (6) community organization, and (7) social service administration. Major sections of this report are: (1) Typical/Projected Education/Employment in the Human Services, (2) Scales Developed by CORD in Arriving at Core Curriculum, and (3) Core Curriculum. The section on core curriculum describes the high school core, the certificate core, the associate degree core, and baccalaureate and advanced degree courses. (JS)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Career Ladders, Career Planning, Cluster Grouping, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Employment Patterns, Human Services, Interest Inventories, Job Analysis, Paraprofessional Personnel, Program Development, Rating Scales, Systems Approach
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Comprehensive and Vocational Education Research.
Authoring Institution: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, IL. Career Options Research and Development (CORD).