ERIC Number: ED114593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Rating the Job Significance of Technical Concepts: An Application to Three Occupations. Research and Development Series No. 105.
Ammerman, Harry L.; And Others
A methodology for inventorying the technical concepts relevant to the occupations of automotive mechanics, business data programers, and general secretaries is described in the report. Five general types of technical concepts are presented, consisting of specialized knowledge having practical use to workers. Through a process of development, editing, and review, these general concepts resulted in a listing of 440 concepts for automotive mechanics, 382 concepts for business data programers, and 80 concepts for general secretaries. CSR (Concept Significance Rating) booklets for each occupational area containing these listings were sent to selected occupational instructors to obtain their ratings of the job significance of the concepts. Usable returns were obtained from 104 instructors in seven states. Summaries of the ratings obtained for each occupation are presented, along with methodology, rationale, and description; an explanation of the process involved with compiling and rating the concepts; and a summary and implications. Tables supplement the discussion. Ratings for the three occupational areas, additional concepts suggested by instructors, and the CSR booklet are appended. It is stated that summaries of the ratings obtained may be useful to those involved in curriculum development and research, and occupational performance surveys that derive or validate training content. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.