ERIC Number: ED112194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Developing a List of Competencies for the Communication Skills Area in Vocational-Technical Post-Secondary Education: Final Report.
Mid-State Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education District, WIconsin Rapids, WI.
Communication skills classes must prepare students for living and for earning a living. As the postsecondary technical-vocational schools throughout Wisconsin showed great differences in the content of their communication skills courses, both among schools and within various educational programs, a statewide survey was conducted to determine the importance of various communication skills competencies. A list of 40 communication skills or tasks was developed. Questionnaires containing these 40 competencies were sent to employers and to graduates of vocational-technical programs for ranking of the competencies in 15 occupations in job clusters for business technology, secretarial and related science, industrial machine, health vocation, and industrial technology. Detailed rank orders and mean responses are presented in the report. Survey results indicated that some communication skills are more important than others and that different occupations require different levels of competency. Results also supported the cluster concept that vocational programs can be clustered for the purpose of teaching or learning communication skills. The appendix includes a bibliography of communication skills efforts, list of related microfiche documents, correspondence, and survey instruments. (MF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Mid-State Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education District, WIconsin Rapids, WI.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin