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ERIC Number: ED141638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct
Pages: 63
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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Characteristics of Jobs That Are Considered Common: Review of Literature and Research. Information Series No. 102.
McKinlay, Bruce
This paper represents one component of a multifaceted research and development effort aimed at identifying the types of personal and job characteristics common to and transferable from one work situation to another to determine what schools should be teaching to all students to improve their chances of adapting to new jobs. This particular study contains a review and synthesis of the major types of occupational classification schemes and their implications for occupational transfers. After a section outlining the focus of the paper, the major types of occupational analysis are discussed: Job analysis, analysis of worker traits, and ranking of jobs by socioeconomic status. The author describes the distinguishing features pointing out the strengths and weaknesses and citing literature related to each system. The relevance of the systems to career education curriculum is also discussed. Another section deals with the contribution career development theory makes to an understanding of individual decisions to change occupations. One section states that curriculum areas are not appropriate to use as an occupational classification system. Two sections relate the work environment and labor market demand to occupational transfer. A summary of the major classification approaches follows with several suggestions for a general purpose system and a discussion of the implications of the research for educational planning. Ten of the 61 pages are devoted to a bibliography, and a list of other planned reports on the project is appended. (LMS)
Ohio State University, Center for Vocational Education, 1960 Kenney Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 ($3.80)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational Education.