ERIC Number: ED244076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Identification Procedures for New and Emerging Occupations for Vocational Education.
Dickens, Ben H.
This paper outlines a model identification procedure for vocational educators to use in determining new and emerging occupations. Reviewed first are major available works dealing with identifying and planning for new and emerging occupations. Detailed discussions are provided of the various components of the model. The first phase of the model to be discussed is that of monitoring factors that generate new occupations. Set forth next are guidelines for obtaining advisory committee input. The next phase of the assessment and planning process examined is that of developing and implementing strategies for vocational educators to use in establishing and maintaining a working relationship with business and industry. Outlined next are data collection and data analysis procedures for use in designing and utilizing graduate and employer followup studies. After a discussion of the role of literature reviews in the assessment of new and emerging occupations, guidelines are presented for determining whether given programs are needed, for writing job descriptions, and for incorporating data from the assessment procedure into the regular curriculum development procedure. (MN)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Demand Occupations, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Emerging Occupations, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Followup Studies, Futures (of Society), Graduate Surveys, Guidelines, Information Utilization, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Literature Reviews, Models, Needs Assessment, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Research Methodology, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Presented at the West Virginia Vocational and Adult Education Conference (Huntington, WV, August 1983).