ERIC Number: ED119979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Generic Skills Research and Development.
Smith, Arthur De W.
The Generic Skills Study was authorized by the Canadian Department of Manpower and Immigration in order to (1) develop a simple and coherent system for the identification of skills used by workers in any occupation, (2) collect and analyze skills from a variety of occupations as a basis for developing occupational training specifications, and (3) develop training packages for generic skills. Generic skills were identified in five categories: mathematical skills, communication skills, reasoning skills, interpersonal skills, and manipulative skills. Workers and supervisors having 82 different occupational titles were then asked to indicate whether they used each of the 191 skills in their work. Results are tabulated to indicate how many of the 10 respondents in each occupational category stated that they needed a particular skill. From these basic data occupational profiles were generated in matrix form. This volume provides a description of the research procedures, copies of the research instruments, discussion of results, specifications for development of training packages, and a sample training package. (SD)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Career Education, Curriculum, Job Skills, Mathematics Education, Objectives, Occupational Surveys, Research, Surveys, Use Studies, Vocational Education
Training Research and Development Station, Box 1565, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan S6V 5T2, Canada
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Training Research and Development Station, Prince Albert (Saskatchewan).
Note: Marginal Legibility due to small print; For a related document which contains the matrix profiles generated for different occupational titles, see SE 019 731