ERIC Number: ED300593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Transferable Skills: An Administrator's Guide. Competency-Based Vocational Education Administrator Module Series.
Norton, Robert E.; Pratzner, Frank C.
This guide is intended to assist vocational administrators assuming a facilitative and leadership role in the development and implementation of programs to help vocational students acquire and develop transferable skills. The guide is divided into three parts. Part 1 provides examples of the skills and discusses their importance in two broad areas: (1) group problem-solving, including interpersonal, group process, problem-solving, decision-making, planning, communication, and thinking/reasoning skills; and (2) organizational and management skills, including such areas as business economics, business operations, management, statistical quality control, and quality of work life principles and techniques. The following implementation strategies are discussed in Part 2: infusion; application (the transfer process, similarities between transfer situations, and identification of the important parts of a task); cooperation; integration; and barriers to effective information (lost opportunities, implicit goals/uninformed participants, and the importance of a team approach). Part 3 presents examples of activities to develop problem-solving, interpersonal, computation, and communication skills. Appendixes present examples of transferable skills and characteristics and sources of additional information. (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Administrator Role, Behavioral Objectives, Business Skills, Communication Skills, Competency Based Education, Computation, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Educational Administration, Fused Curriculum, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Activities, Postsecondary Education, Problem Solving, Program Development, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Transfer of Training, Vocational Directors, Vocational Education
American Association for Vocational Instructional Materials, 120 Driftmier Center, Athens, GA 30602 ($10.00, plus $2.00 shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Consortium for the Development of Professional Materials for Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 276 872-873 and CE 051 228.