ERIC Number: ED039884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Development of Junior/Community College Curricula for Future Teachers of Industrial Education. Interim Report.
Feirer, John L.; Lindbeck, John R.
The current and projected shortage of qualified industrial education teachers threatens the continued growth of technical programs in the community junior colleges. As a result, this study of current teacher preparation programs in six states was begun. An analysis of catalogs of all public junior and senior colleges in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New York, and Texas reveals the kind of courses currently offered that might be useful in such preparation. A survey of current research and of the responses to questionnaires by administrators, counselors, department heads, and transfer students reveals the interface between junior college programs and those at the senior institutions. Finally, a Work-Study Conference of individuals with experience in this field developed a Guideline Bulletin (see appendix) that discusses the teacher shortage problem, facilitation of transfer, current and future institutional requirements, and problems faced by the transfer student. Concurrently developed are two teacher preparation programs that emphasize the interface between the junior college and the senior institution: (1) the Partnership Program, designed for students who have already decided to become industrial education teachers even before entering the junior college; and, (2) the Pyramid Program, designed for those who decide to teach while in junior college or before entering a transfer institution. A comprehensive bibliography is included. (JO)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
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