ERIC Number: ED114371
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Career Ladders and Lattices.
COP Bulletin, v3 n2 1975-76
The first part of this report discusses the career lattice concept in the Career Opportunities Program (COP), a concept which represents the marriage of two career development ideas--upward mobility and task differentiation at separate levels. It explains that by combining task differentiation and upward mobility, a system can effectively reduce a conglomerate function like teaching into several job categories, each connected to the other in the upward mobility sense and designed to be more efficient in the service delivery. The first part goes on to explain that tasks are distributed at each level on the lattice so that they foster the acquisition of needed skills to move to the new higher step on the ladder. According to the report, this concept allows an unemployed person entering the system as a teacher aide to become a supervising teacher; it also allows for many new and different workers to be trained in new ways. The report affirms that the ladder/lattice design effectively deals with the use of personnel and career mobility, and has enabled COP to take a major step in proving the viability of utilizing the skills of residents of low-income communities in delivering educational services. The second part of the report presents and explains examples of career lattice concepts in operation, and includes career lattice designs, sample job descriptions, articulation between work and training, and evaluation designs. (BD)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Ladders, Career Opportunities, Career Planning, Education, Labor Force Development, Low Income Groups, Occupational Mobility, Promotion (Occupational), Staff Utilization, Teaching
New Careers Training Laboratory, Queens College, 184 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10010 (No price quoted)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Queens Coll. New Careers Training Lab.