ERIC Number: ED371202
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Cultural Understandings as the Eighth Key Competency. Final Report.
James Cook Univ. of North Queensland, Townsville (Australia).; Technology Univ., Sydney (Australia).
In 1992, the following competencies were proposed as key employment-related key competencies for vocational education students in Australia: collecting, analyzing, and organizing information; communicating ideas and information; planning and organizing activities; working with others in teams; using mathematical ideas and techniques; solving problems; and using technology. In July 1993, the set of competencies was found to be deficient in not including cultural diversity/understanding and was amended to include cultural understanding as the eighth key competency. Cultural understanding was defined as consisting of knowledge and skills relating to understanding the following: Australia's historical, geographical, and political context; major global issues such as competing environmental, technological, and social priorities; and the world of work and its importance and requirements. The process of formulation and validation of cultural understanding as the eighth key competency included the following phases: a review of the paper at meetings attended by 257 stakeholders for every Australian state and territory and an industry validation process that included input from seven industry groups of diverse size and profile. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Minimum Competencies, Program Validation, Secondary Education, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Education, Work Attitudes, Work Environment
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Queensland Dept. of Education, Brisbane (Australia).; Queensland Vocational Education, Training and Employment Commission, Brisbane (Australia).
Authoring Institution: James Cook Univ. of North Queensland, Townsville (Australia).; Technology Univ., Sydney (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia