ERIC Number: ED110633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Task Analysis: Optometric Assistant; Final Report and Supplement to Final Report.
Schrader, Marvin A.
The two-part task analysis provides data relating to: (1) the frequency and proficiency of tasks in an optometric practice that are presently or could be assigned to an assistant and (2) the employment potential for trained optometric assistant graduates. The results were to be utilized for curriculum development for the optometric assistant training program. A task analysis survey form was sent to the 347 members of the Wisconsin Optometric Association and to the 65 Optometric Assistants of Wisconsin members (with 50.4 percent of the optometrists and 66.2 percent of the assistants responding). The analysis and implications of the general information data are discussed and indicate the necessity for curriculum to include skills and knowledges for the graduate to successfully meet certification requirements. The task analysis data, the second section, examines 14 task categories and concludes that further studies should be made in the selection of tasks for the curriculum. The 70-page appendix includes correspondence, the task analysis survey form, responses, and analyses of frequency and proficiency in tabular and graph form. The accompanying supplement to the final report supplies general information and averages of frequency responses. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Sheboygan.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Lakeshore Technical Inst., Sheboygan, WI.