ERIC Number: ED109408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Identification of Tasks in Home Economics Related Occupations: Care/Development of Children.
Beavers, Irene; Keller, Susan M.
The study of task identification in child care and development presents statistical correlations of task performance frequencies obtained by questionnaire in 21 task clusters for the occupations of day care mother, foster parent, houseparent, nursery school/day care center director/teacher, and nursery school/day care center teacher aide/assistant. One-way matrices present, for each occupation, task clusters and tasks within each cluster arranged vertically in descending order of overall mean frequency of performance. Two-way matrices correlate task information for all five occupations, with occupations arranged horizontally and task clusters and individual tasks within each cluster arranged vertically in descending order of commonality of performance as indicated by overall mean frequency scores. A two-page bibliography is included together with five appendixes, which provide a list of resource personnel, a task checklist and instruction sheet, personal descriptive data of employee in the five occupations, mean frequency tables for task clusters by individual occupations, and alternate job titles by occupations. (JR)
Descriptors: Child Care Occupations, Child Caregivers, Child Development Specialists, Child Rearing, Cluster Analysis, Cluster Grouping, Matrices, Occupational Home Economics, Occupational Information, Statistical Data, Statistical Studies, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Task Analysis, Task Performance
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Home Economics Education.; Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Career Education.; University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. Dept. of Home Economics Education.
Note: For related documents, see CE 004 244-246