ERIC Number: ED453367
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Workplace Essential Skills: Resources Related to the SCANS Competencies and Foundation Skills. Research and Evaluation Report Series 00-B.
ACT, Inc., Iowa City, IA.
This report summarizes the results of a project conducted to document the skills and behaviors that have been identified as essential for a work force facing the challenges of global competition in an environment of rapidly changing markets. The workplace competencies and foundation skills defined in "Skills and Tasks for Jobs: A SCANS [Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills] Report for America 2000" provide the foundation of the report. The report uses the SCANS organizational framework that distinguishes between workplace competencies (managing resources, accessing and storing information, interpersonal situations, understanding systems, and using technology) and foundation skills (basic skills, thinking skills, and personal qualities). The report includes a separate section for each of the SCANS competency areas and foundation skills. Each of these sections includes the following elements: (1) the original SCANS definition; (2) comments from a panel of technical experts; (3) a summary of the review of more than 50 documents; (4) a list of sources; (5) the SCANS scales; (6) SCANS-O*NET (Occupational Information Network) crosswalks; (7) SCANS--O*NET scale anchors and an explanation of how they relate to each other; (8) other O*NET links; and (9) assessment documents. Five appendixes (about half the document) include an annotated list of sources, the complete set of crosswalks developed for the report, a full list of published assessments, case studies that exemplify effective strategies for teaching workplace essential skills, and a list of the technical experts and youth training program professionals who were members of the skills panels. (KC)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Case Studies, Check Lists, Competence, Competency Based Education, Educational Needs, Employment Qualifications, Evaluation, Futures (of Society), Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Literature Reviews, On the Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Skill Analysis, Skill Development, Vocational Education
For full text: http://wdr.doleta.gov/opr/fulltext/00-wes.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers; Teachers
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Policy and Research.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ACT, Inc., Iowa City, IA.