ERIC Number: ED118895
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Master Plan for Public Service Occupational Education: A Report of Phase I.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
The document presents the first phase of a project designed to develop specific direction, organization, and implementation of public service occupational education in community colleges. A consortium of 17 colleges in California was established to provide information needed to develop a master plan. Four workshops were held to formulate a definition of public service education. A revised classification of public service occupations is discussed in detail. Designations include: (1) government; (2) public safety, correction, and judicial services; (3) educational services; (4) human services; (5) health and hospital services; (6) library, media, and museum occupations; (7) recreation; and (8) other public service occupations. A survey of community college catalogs revealed ambiguities and inconsistencies in terminologies identifying public service occupations in specific programs. However, it showed a rapid growth in this area. The lack of a uniform terminology creates a problem in horizontal articulation. Two processes which would allow a student to move to different educational levels are discussed. A conceptual framework for a public service master plan is suggested based on a study of several college programs. Appended materials provide information on the participating colleges and three varying classifications of public service occupations. (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.