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ERIC Number: ED198256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Pages: 134
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum Development Needs for Vocational Education: New and Changing Occupations.
Orth, Mollie N.; Russell, Jill Frymier
A study, described in this report, was conducted to provide information to national vocational education policy makers regarding curriculum development needs for selected new and changing occupations. The report also outlines a methodology for identifying new and changing occupations and assessing the need for curriculum development. Information was collected by (1) identifying new and changing occupations through data analysis; monitoring legislative, economic, technologic, and social trends; and communication with professional associations, special interest groups, and knowledgeable persons; (2) collecting occupational information for designated career fields; (3) locating curricula, civilian and military, currently available for training people in the new and changing occupations; and (4) assessing the gaps between training needed for new and changing occupations and the available curricula. New occupations identified by these methods include the following: case manager for the mentally disabled; housing rehabilitation specialists; laser/electro-optics technician, tumor registrar; and occupations related to energy and microprocessing. Each of these occupations or occupational areas are analyzed according to functions, duties, and specifications; education and training requirements; employment outlook; employment setting; career advancement opportunities; available curriculum and progress; and implications for curriculum development. (KC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.