ERIC Number: ED160897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Need for a Teacher Education Program for Part-Time Adult Vocational Instructors in Minnesota.
Pucel, David J.; And Others
The purposes of a Minnesota study were to determine whether or not there should be some type of teacher education program available to part-time adult vocational instructors, to determine whether such a program should be different from that currently available to postsecondary instructors, and, if a program should be made available, to develop some recommendations for its composition. The data were obtained from written questionnaires administered to a representative sampling of part-time adult vocational instructors and all Minnesota area vocational-technical institutions' adult vocational coordinators. Results were as follows: (1) ninety-three percent of the coordinators and eighty-seven percent of the instructors felt there was a need for a teacher education program; (2) the exact composition of the program was not determined although the five core courses required to achieve five-year certification at the postsecondary level might also be appropriate for the adult instructors; (3) instructors felt the need for substantial assistance in dealing with human interactions in the classroom and techniques for identifying the individual needs and capacities of students, and also assistance in addressing special needs students; and (4) the most effective delivery system to the instruction instructors seemed to be similar to the procedures used with postsecondary vocational instructors. (The questionnaires are appended.) (JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.
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