ERIC Number: ED114563
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
Determining Behavioral Task Content of the Curriculum in Occupational and Professional Education Programs: The Dental Auxiliaries. Final Report.
Terry, David R.; Evans, Rupert N.
The document is the final report of a project to develop a suitable method for studying the task content of accredited dental auxiliary education programs and the relationship between the tasks taught in such programs and the tasks involved in a professional situation. The set of instruments developed and pilot tested in 63 programs was used to collect data concerning: (1) characteristics of educational institutions and their accredited programs, (2) characteristics of faculty and preceptors responsible for teaching dental and dental-related tasks, (3) dental tasks taught in accredited auxiliary education programs, and (4) the level of responsibility with which graduating auxiliary students are expected to perform dental tasks. Chapters include: Introduction, providing background material; Review of Literature, presenting historical and current perspectives, task analysis, and educational curriculum and the world of work; Methods and Procedures, discussing the basic design of the study; Analysis and Findings, examining sample characteristics, survey instruments, biographical profiles, and dental task information; and Summary, Discussion, and Conclusions. Tables supplement the discussion and appendixes include the program questionnaire, interview, and letter forms; task inventories; reference notes to tables; and a hierarchical clustering scheme for 52 dental auxiliary education programs. (LH)
Descriptors: Biographical Inventories, Curriculum Evaluation, Data Analysis, Dental Schools, Dentistry, Educational Programs, Educational Research, Evaluation Methods, Field Studies, Literature Reviews, Measurement Instruments, Professional Education, Program Evaluation, Relevance (Education), Research Methodology, Tables (Data), Task Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Bureau of Educational Research.