ERIC Number: ED183965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Minimum Competencies and Transferable Skills: What Can Be Learned from the Two Movements. Information Series No. 142.
Brickell, Henry M.; Paul, Regina H.
This paper compares and contrasts minimum competency testing and transferable skills in order to identify the important questions and issues to be considered by educational planners in developing programs intended to prepare students to meet the demands of both work and life. Each of the seven sections addresses a specific question related to minimum competencies and transferable skills. Sections included are (1) Why the Current Interest in Them?; (2) Whether Competencies or Skills?; (3) What Competencies and Skills?; (4) How Many?; (5) How Measured?; (6) When Measured?; and (7) What to Do with the Incompetent? Examples of transferable skills and characteristics are appended. (LRA)
Descriptors: Competence, Competency Based Education, Job Skills, Minimum Competencies, Minimum Competency Testing, Skill Development, Transfer of Training, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 ($5.10)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Policy Studies in Education, New York, NY.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.