ERIC Number: ED083385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
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Generic Skills for Occupational Training.
Smith, Arthur De W.
Generic skills are those overt and covert behaviors which are fundamental to the performance of many tasks and subtasks carried out in a wide range of occupations and which are basic to both specialized applications and job specific skills. They consist of academic, reasoning, interpersonal and manipulation skills. The generic approach is important to occupational training because it is prescriptive, integrated with basic education, and economical. Generic skills are based upon the premise that every occupation requires a worker to function in relation to data, people, and things, in varying degrees. It is the relationship to data which is the focus of this study. Data has been gathered on 27 occupations in four geographical areas. After its analysis, specifications for the development of data skills training packages have been completed. The training packages consist of (1) a discrete curriculum package for each unit, with objectives, tests, and references, (2) an instructor's manual, (3) an answer book, and (4) individualized learning packages where needed. The packages are expected to be ready for pilot testing in January 1974. (Author/MS)
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Sponsor: Training Research and Development Station, Prince Albert (Saskatchewan).
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan NewStart, Inc., Prince Albert.