ERIC Number: ED239075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
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Traditional Occupational Analysis and Contemporary CBVE Instruction.
Duenk, Lester G.
Trade and industrial educators were pioneers in the development and practice of occupational analysis as utilized in curriculum development and improvement. In the 1940s, Verne C. Fryklund refined the existing system of occupational analysis and introduced it into public school industrial arts educational programs. The basic concept of Fryklund's analysis system was to break down technical information and skills into elemental parts that, when learned well, could be combined into larger units of work called jobs. More recently, curriculum guides have become increasingly complex, to the point where they are more abstract and less practical in the classrooms. While nothing is wrong with the contemporary approach to job analysis, it has become so finely tuned that ordinary laboratory teachers with a minimal research and development background are often uncomfortable with it and avoid getting involved in occupational analysis themselves. This does not have to be the case since trade and industrial teachers have had a simple, yet truly superior, analysis system for over 40 years. Trade and industrial education teachers should not lose their heritage in occupational analysis but, rather, should use Fryklund's system of occupational analysis to have more influence on contemporary curriculum development. (Appended to this report is a guide for developing the Fryklund system of occupational analysis.) (MN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Guides - General
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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