ERIC Number: ED222771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Technologies of the '80s: Their Impact on Technical 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 technical occupations are included in section 2. Section 3 contains nine essays describing these new and emerging technologies with implications for technical occupations: process control, microelectronic monitors and controls, computer-based design and manufacture, robotics, software, optical data transmission, automotive services, renewable energy technologies, and microcomputers and microprocessors. 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: Alternative Energy Sources, Auto Mechanics, Automation, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Design, Diffusion (Communication), Job Skills, Manufacturing, Microcomputers, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education
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.