ERIC Number: ED198260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Implications of New and Changing Occupations for Instructional Development.
Russell, Jill Frymier
A study was conducted to determine what occupations nationally are new and changing and if they need curriculum development at the vocational education level. The process used to conduct this study involved four steps: identifying new and changing occupations, collecting information about the occupations, locating available instructional materials, and assessing the need for curriculum development. Fifteen occupations were identified as either new or changing a great deal. Occupations that need curriculum development because very little if any instructional materials exist are catfish farm manager, computer drafting/graphics technician, and speech-language hearing assistant. Occupations that have a partial need for curriculum development (portions of curricula may be available or a recombining of existing curricula may be needed) are cable television technician and aviation maintenance technician. Occupations that need to be observed closely because of their potential importance in the future include neurometrics technician, electromyography technician, hydroponic agriculture specialist, fiber optics technician, and personnel and labor relations specialist. Occupations that are changing and that may or may not have adequate curricula, but for which schools seem to need help in implementing programs, are locksmith, word processing specialist, and welder. (LRA)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Demand Occupations, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Employment Opportunities, Employment Projections, Labor Needs, Needs Assessment, Occupational Information, Occupational Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.