ERIC Number: ED309261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
A Tentative Framework of General Work Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes for Secondary Vocational Education.
Zuga, Karen F.; Lindstrom, Michael R.
A study was conducted in Minnesota to identify generic knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) that are germane to all of the fields of vocational education--that all students will need for future roles in the family and work force. The research consisted of a review of the literature pertaining to generic skills needed for work and a validation of the identified skills by a panel of subject-matter specialists in agriculture, home economics, and industrial education. The review of literature focused on work from 1980 to the present; documents from both education and industry were searched. The KSAs were identified and compiled into a master list, then grouped into categories. Categories included self-education, basic academic (functional literacy), oral communication, adaptability, personal management, group effectiveness, and influence. The validation panel revised the list, combining the "self-education" and "personal management" categories and focusing the statements on practice concepts. The results of the project provide a possible framework for clusters of generic skills suitable for secondary vocational education in Minnesota. (21 references) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Board of Vocational-Technical Education, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., St. Paul. Minnesota Research and Development Center for Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota