ERIC Number: ED109078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Use of Self-Observation and Questionnaires in Job Analysis for the Planning of Training.
This study contains two investigations conducted as part of a larger research project. "Job Training in the School Sector." The overall goals of the investigations include the following: (a) to analyze the jobs of school principals in the compulsory school, tutors in teacher training, and teachers in Labor Market Training (LMT); (b) to systemize the data and obtain job descriptions on which training could be based; and (c) to try out self-observation as a method of collecting data for job analysis. In the first investigation, 63 school principals and 45 tutors utilized specially constructed diary sheets to observe and register their own behaviors. In order to analyze the data, it was first reduced to units, and the units were then sorted into newly constructed categorization patterns. Task assessment was then measured by means of frequency and time consumption analyses. The second investigation attempted to map the problems facing teachers engaged in labor market training (LMT), a type of vocational adult education. The purpose of this investigation was to develop a kind of problem inventory which could form a base for the training of future LMT teachers and further training for those already in service. Data was gathered from 16 LMT teachers using a self-observation diary. After completion of the diary, each participant received a follow-up interview. The diary investigation produced reports on 456 difficult tasks and the follow-up interviews elicited 141 more. (JS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Swedish Council for Social Science Research, Stockholm.; National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.
Authoring Institution: School of Education, Malmo (Sweden). Dept. of Educational and Psychological Research.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden