ERIC Number: ED203030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Development of Occupational Matrices. Final Report, October 1979-September 31, 1980.
West, B. R.
This report describes an Indiana project to develop occupational matrices in six vocational service areas--agribusiness, business and office, health, home economics, marketing and distribution, and trades and industries. (These matrices cluster industry-verified job titles in an occupational field on the basis of task commonality.) These procedures for achieving the objective are discussed: (1) identify occupational area for study; (2) appoint working committee; (3) identify program, curricula, course dimensions of matrix; (4) identify survey population and select sample; (5) construct and field test survey instrument; (6) distribute surveys; (7) analyze data; (8) critique and review data; and (9) distribute matrix. Charts present survey data from these companies/businesses: agriculture sales and service, printing, welding, and building trades. Appendixes, amounting to over one-half of the report, include six job title survey instruments and program matrices for agriculture sales and service, printing, welding, and building trades. Each program matrix assigns each job title to a course category that is part of a designated curriculum. Tasks, course core, curricula core, and program core are also specified. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Supply Occupations, Building Trades, Business Education, Home Economics, Job Skills, Matrices, Models, Occupational Clusters, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Printing, Sales Occupations, Secondary Education, Service Occupations, Surveys, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education, Welding
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Board of Vocational and Technical Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ., Ft. Wayne, IN.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana