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ERIC Number: ED016805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun-30
Pages: 149
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Reference Count: 0
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PILOT TRAINING PROJECT, BASED ON DIRECTED OCCUPATIONAL EXPERIENCE FOR TEACHERS OF MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION.
MEYER, WARREN G.
THIRTY PREEMPLOYMENT, HIGH SCHOOL, AND POST-HIGH SCHOOL DISTRIBUTIVE EDUCATION TEACHERS FROM FIVE STATES PARTICIPATED IN A 7-WEEK OCCUPATIONAL EXPERIENCE TRAINING PROJECT TO UPDATE AND EXTEND THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS, TO IMPROVE THEIR TEACHING COMPETENCIES, AND TO PREPARE INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS. AN INTRODUCTION TO RELEVANT RESEARCH AND THEORY, INSTRUCTION IN OBSERVING JOB SITUATIONS AND DEVELOPING CURRICULUM MATERIALS AND A PRETEST ON MARKETING FUNCTIONS WERE PRESENTED DURING THE FIRST WEEK. DURING 4 WEEKS EACH TEACHER SPENT TWO 8-DAY PERIODS IN TWO DIFFERENT FIRMS. EACH COMPLETED JOB ANALYSIS FORMS, WROTE CRITICAL INCIDENTS OF EFFECTIVE AND INEFFECTIVE BEHAVIOR AND JOB DESCRIPTIONS, AND IDENTIFIED PROBLEMS AND WORK COMPETENCIES. IN SEMINARS HELD EACH FRIDAY, GROUPS IDENTIFIED INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES AND TECHNICAL, OCCUPATIONAL ADJUSTMENT, AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT COMPETENCIES. IN THE FINAL WEEKS, ACTIVITIES, MATERIALS, AND PROJECTS FOR USE IN TEACHING WERE DEVELOPED. EACH PARTICIPANT COMPLETED AN EVALUATION FORM AND A POST TEST IN MARKETING FUNCTIONS. SOME CONCLUSIONS WERE -- (1) PARTICIPANTS IMPROVED THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF MARKETING FUNCTIONS AND WERE BETTER ABLE TO COMMUNICATE A PRACTICAL UNDERSTANDING AND TO PLAN VOCATIONAL LEARNING ACTIVITIES IN THEIR TEACHING, (2) THEY WERE ABLE TO IDENTIFY AND COMMUNICATE THE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIOLOGICAL DIMENSIONS OF A JOB, (3) EXCELLENT RAPPORT WAS ESTABLISHED BETWEEN THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND THE DISTRIBUTIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM, AND (4) PERIODIC DIRECTED OCCUPATIONAL EXPERIENCES SHOULD BE PROVIDED FOR DISTRIBUTIVE EDUCATION PERSONNEL. SAMPLE FORMS AND LETTERS ARE INCLUDED. (MM)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Research in Human Learning.
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