ERIC Number: ED264438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Planning for New and Changing Occupations. Ideas for Action in Education and Work.
Owens, Tom; Cohen, Carolyn
Education and employment and training program planners were surveyed to determine how they planned for emerging occupations. Planners identified several formal and informal means used to collect information to evaluate economic, industrial, and occupational trends. Information collection was conducted in five categories: publications, advisory councils (private sector), personal contacts and experience in industry, other personal contacts, and local research. When asked how the information affects program planning, respondents most frequently cited as an example the impact of office automation, which caused them to integrate the use of microcomputers and word processing into the business and office cluster. Respondents offered concrete examples for improving information and making it more useful to them. The three areas targeted for improvement were upgrading the collection, presentation, and dissemination of data; sharing curriculum information; and collaborating more closely with industry. (Reactions of reviewers to draft copies of this issue are attached.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Education and Work Program.