ERIC Number: ED219527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar-1
Reference Count: 0
Utilizing Vocational Education to Improve Productivity. Technology/Program Matrix.
Conserva, Inc., Raleigh, NC.
This technology/program matrix and annotated bibliography were created as a product of the first activity in a project to alert vocational educators to forthcoming technological changes and to promote awareness of vocational education as a mechanism for productivity improvement. The classification matrix identifies, describes, and classifies those technological advances that can be expected to alter job skills significantly and hence the corresponding training requirements. The bibliography describes articles about new and emerging technologies judged to have relevance for vocational education program offerings. Articles were selected according to the following admissibility criteria: the article describes a new technology or a change in an existing one that is in use or will be so in 3 to 5 years; the technology described requires acquisition of new knowledge and skills suitable for development at the subbaccalaureate level; and the article contains information in terms of vocational/technical occupations, labor force implications, or projections as to diffusion of the technology. Technologies are classified in seven major areas: computers and automated systems; information handling and telecommunications; agricultural technology; biomedical technologies; manufacturing; social/organizational technologies; and other areas. (KC)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Annotated Bibliographies, Biomedical Equipment, Citations (References), Computers, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Information Systems, Manufacturing, Organizational Development, Postsecondary Education, Productivity, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Technological Advancement, Technology, Telecommunications, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Conserva, Inc., Raleigh, NC.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to small and light print.