ERIC Number: ED126247
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Matching Job Education Requirements with Candidates' Educational Attainments--A Pilot Methodological Study.
Watson, William J.; Goody, Kenneth
The traditional methods for documenting educational achievements have limited application for prescribing desirable and mandatory educational prerequisites for service in the various officer utilization fields of the Air Force. The document describes an educational profile that was developed to display a candidate's educational achievements in a simple, standard, quantified format. Problems presented by the current system of assessing educational qualifications are discussed. The education profile has the following characteristics: (1) it displays all essential information of the candidate's college education in a simple standard format, (2) data are quantified whenever possible, (3) it permits fine discrimination in areas of Air Force interest, and (4) it expands to form the basis of a permanent education record for the duration of an officer's career. The research indicated that college transcripts can be condensed and quantified into educational profiles with a high degree of reliability, particularly in some utilization fields. One-half of the document contains the following appended materials: (1) officer education profile and definition of education categories profile, (2) profile score sheet, (3) instructions for use of profile score sheet, (4) typical completed officer education profile, and (5) predictor variables used to quantify data in educational profiles. (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX. Occupational and Manpower Research Div.