ERIC Number: ED200801
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Kentucky's Staff Exchange Program. Final Report.
McElroy, Jack E.; Thomas, Edward G.
This two-part project was designed to determine the effectiveness of the staff exchange program in Kentucky. Part 1 of the project involved personal interviews conducted with selected vocational educators who had been involved in the staff exchange program during its six-year history. Also interviewed were the cooperating business and industry personnel who were directly involved in working with the selected educators. Part 2 of the project was conducted through the use of survey questionnaires sent to all educators and administrators who had been involved in the staff exchange program since 1974. Among the findings was that the teachers who were interviewed indicated that the staff exchange experience had had a positive effect on vocational instructional methods. At least half the teachers felt that the selection and/or preparation of instructional materials was better; the ratio of group to individual instruction had changed in a positive direction; more simulation techniques were being used; and the ratio of lab/shop activities to classroom activities had also changed in a positive direction. Teachers perceived the most important outcome of the staff exchange program to be the development of occupational knowledge and skills. (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.