ERIC Number: ED092186
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Job Development: What It Is and How to Do It. A Report of the National Dissemination Project for Post-Secondary Education.
Ratcliff, James L.
Prepared as part of the National Dissemination Project to suggest ways in which community colleges might better serve the needs of minority and disadvantaged students, this paper focuses on the job development concept. Career education deals with all three domains of learning--cognitive, affective, and psychomotor; job development deals with the individual application of these cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills to a specific occupation. The job development concept implies occupational mobility, and it entails career education as a process in which job development is an intermediary stage. Job development also calls for the coordinated efforts of school guidance and school instructional personnel. Occupational information should be included in the regular curricula. An open-ended curriculum allows for novel combinations of courses, leading to occupational training not otherwise possible. Program development begins with the identification of the specific problem, followed by the design of a suitable program. Implementation of a well-designed program includes ongoing measurement of the program's progress and an overall appraisal of the total process of the program. The difficulty of planning, designing, and implementing a job development program varies with the degree of the college's commitment to the concept. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Seattle. Research and Planning Office.