ERIC Number: ED222770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Technologies of the '80s: Their Impact on Office Occupations.
Jaffe, J. A., Ed.; And Others
This report is one of seven that identify major new and emerging technological advances expected to influence major vocational education program areas and to describe the programmatic implications in terms of skill-knowledge requirements, occupations most directly affected, and the anticipated diffusion rate. Chapter 1 considers technology as process, the relation of technology and productivity, and technology as the arbitrator of work. The first of three sections in chapter 2 presents the procedures used to identify and clarify the most innovative, new, and emerging technologies with implications for vocational education. Brief descriptions of the technologies expected to affect office occupations are included in section 2. Section 3 contains nine essays describing these new and emerging technologies with implications for office occupations: personal computers, database systems, software, inventory control systems, word processing, optical data transmission, office automation (office of the future), alternative work scheduling, and worker participation in management (quality circles). Chapter 3 is an annotated bibliography with citations descriptive of new or emerging technologies, their diffusion, or insights as to their vocational implications. (YLB)
Descriptors: Automation, Computer Programs, Databases, Diffusion (Communication), Facility Inventory, Flexible Working Hours, Job Sharing, Job Skills, Microcomputers, Office Occupations, Office Occupations Education, Participative Decision Making, Postsecondary Education, Quality Circles, Secondary Education, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education, Word Processing
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Conserva, Inc., Raleigh, NC.