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The material in this monograph is part of the study materials for the one-semester distance education unit, Non-Formal Learning, in the Open Campus Program at Deakin University (Australia). It is designed to raise issues relating to skill definition. "Choosing a Worker or How Good Are Your Job Descriptions?" explores why interpersonal or communication skills are not counted or mentioned in job descriptions, the practical reasons that they need to be both counted and labeled, and explanations for why they are not. "Who Defines Skills and How?" addresses gender assumptions and gender biases inherent to some "skills," problems in the establishment of skill gradings and levels of competency in personal care, research responses to skills definition, and managing changing workplaces."Putting Tacit Skills into the Picture" gives examples of ways in which the preceding information can be used in recognizing skills. It covers naming skills used in the workplace and ensuring that supervisors/managers have the necessary information on workers. "Trying It Out" presents various means to help people assess both their own skills and the ways in which jobs could be and should be described. Contains six references and an eight-item bibliography. (YLB)

Descriptors: Adult Education, Females, Foreign Countries, Industrial Education, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Occupational Information, Skill Analysis, Skill Development, Vocational Education, Womens Education

Faculty of Education, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria 3217, Australia ($20 Australian).

Author: Cox, Eva; Leonard, Helen


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