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ERIC Number: ED141517
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Review of the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC).
Martin, Kathleen McCluskey
The emerging Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) is reviewed, focusing on those areas that are particularly relevant to the occupational needs of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). Areas covered are scope, structure, and language. The following major points are made about the three areas: The scope of SOC accommodates paraprofessions through the use of combinations of the professional/technical and clerical divisions of the "Dictionary of Occupational Titles" (DOT), resulting in classifications which are particularly important to NTID since it trains persons for potential employment in some paraprofessional areas. Concerning structure, the most notable difference between the SOC and previous classifications is the inclusion of considerably more divisions (20) and the use of a numerical structure which is simple yet informative. (Two characteristics of SOC's numerical structure are discussed.) In SOC's language, sexist and age-referent terms have been eliminated (with a few exceptions). Appended are references, SOC's major suggested classes, and SOC's major divisions. (SH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Technical Inst. for the Deaf, Rochester, NY.