ERIC Number: ED206815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Development of Procedures for Assessing the Impact of Vocational Education Research and Development on Vocational Education (Project IMPACT). Volume 6--Assessing the Impact of the Occupational Survival Skills Project.
Leach, James A.; Chiti, Robert A.
As part of Project IMPACT's efforts to identify and develop procedures for complying with the impact requirements of Public Law 94-482, a case study was made of the Illinois Occupational Survival Skills Project. The purpose of the Occupational Survival Skills Project was to develop curriculum materials to help prepare high school students to understand the basic knowledge, competencies, and behaviors necessary to maintain an occupation. Occupational survival skills relate primarily to the human aspects of working in organizations. A package of 12 learning modules to teach these skills was developed after a survey that identified basic skills, determined which skills were most important, and devised teaching strategies which would be most likely to be used to teach these skills. The package of learning modules developed in the project discusses the following topics: working in organizations; motivation for work; understanding self; interpersonal relations; effective communication; using creativity on the job; problem solving; authority and responsibility; leadership; coping with conflict; coping with change; and adapting and planning for the future. The Occupational Survival Skills package was selected by the National Center for Research in Vocational Education for nationwide distribution. Thus, Project IMPACT found that the project had wide distribution and use throughout the country; and the project elicited very favorable comments from teachers using the packages and from teacher educators. (KC)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Research, Evaluation Methods, Human Relations, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Competence, Job Skills, Learning Modules, Minimum Competencies, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Research Utilization, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1976