ERIC Number: ED200796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
A Taxonomy of Professional Education Competencies Related to the Vocational Education of Special Needs Students. Phase I: Analysis of Prior Competency Studies.
Robinson, Jacques H.; And Others
This report represents one aspect of the development of a competency-based, interdisciplinary cooperative program called Project SAVE (Special And Vocational Education). It focuses on Phase I, which, using a taxonomic approach, analyzed prior research and development efforts directed at implementing competency-based personnel preparation programs. The four-page narrative describes the background and rationale and summarizes the nine-step procedure used to analyze fourteen studies related to training vocational and special educators to work with the mainstreamed mildly handicapped and 1233 competency statements involved. Appendix A presents data descriptive of the distribution of competencies within the developed taxonomy for each study and for the total pool of competencies across the fourteen studies. These charts show frequency and percentage of competencies across the taxonomy consisting of two dimensions: twelve role function categories (instructional/planning, coordination, basic educational foundations/preparation, implementing instruction, evaluation and assessment, administration and supervision, counseling and guidance, collaboration and liaison, record keeping and accountability, classroom management, public relations, extracurricular activities), and three levels of specificity (general, intermediate, and specific). Coding scope notes are included in appendix B. The list of competencies, organized by the study and indexed to the taxonomy, is presented in the ninety-page Appendix C. (YLB)
Descriptors: Classification, Cluster Grouping, Competence, Competency Based Teacher Education, Data Analysis, Disabilities, Educational Development, Educational Research, Interdisciplinary Approach, Job Skills, Mainstreaming, Secondary Education, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Teaching Skills, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH. Dept. of Special Education.
Identifiers: Project SAVE
Note: A summary of this report was presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (Philadelphia, PA, March 12, 1981).