ERIC Number: ED107873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Identification of Tasks in Office Occupations: June 1973 Workshop. Final Report.
Reed, Jack C.
A shortened version of the final report of a Federally-funded developmental curriculum research project, the publication presents the findings of a workshop (University of Northern Iowa, 1973) for the purpose of identification of job tasks for entry-level office occupations from research-based materials. Studies by Lamb (Mary Lou), Lanham (Frank W.), and Perkins (Edward A.) were used by the workshop participants to identify job tasks for selected entry-level office occupations. Job performance tasks indicated in the research were the basis for the selection of the following job classifications: stenographer, secretary, receptionist, general office clerk, clerk typist, mail clerk, transcribing machine operator, office machine operator, and file clerk. Three sets of tables were prepared. Tables 1-9 list the percent of respondents performing tasks, arranged in descending order, for nine subject matter areas. Tables 9-18 list the percent of respondents performing tasks, arranged in descending order, according to subject matter and the above listed job classifications; tables 19-27 provide additional coverage of subject matter area and job classifications using a matrix format. Since lower percents did not appear significant in curriculum development for office occupations, the percent of respondents performing tasks below 30% was eliminated. (Approximately 120 pages consist of tables.) (Author/EA)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Office Occupations, Research Projects, Tables (Data), Task Analysis, Task Performance
State Director, Career Education Division, Department of Public Instruction, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, Iowa 50319 (no charge)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Career Education.; University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. Dept. of Business Education and Office Administration.
Note: The complete final report is available on microfiche through INFORMS, Dept. of Public Instruction, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, Iowa 50319