ERIC Number: ED210559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Competencies and Preparation Programs for Kentucky's Special Vocational Teachers. Final Report.
Tulloch, Charlotte; Omvig, Clayton P.
A Kentucky project sought to identify teacher competencies and subsequent combinations of courses that could provide needed skills for special vocational teachers. Findings from the literature were combined with information from a national survey of state coordinators of special needs programs. Thirty-nine surveys were completed. Results showed that supervisors nearly unanimously felt additional training for certified teachers was needed; the most frequent recommendation of minimal pre-employment preparation for vocational and academically certified teachers was for orientation to nature and needs of special students; and the most frequent recommendation for special education teachers was for preparation in understanding the philosophy and purpose of vocational education. Other survey questions regarded perceived importance of 22 competencies or content areas and funding or special vocational teacher education. (Tables and a narrative description of data are provided.) Recommended teacher competencies included understanding of special student needs and characteristics, planning, adopting, and carrying out instruction; classroom management; evaluation; and guidance. (The final chapter describes the recommended cooperative preparation model with vocational education, special education, graduate, and inservice program components. Endorsement/certification is also discussed. Appendixes include the survey and recommendations of minimal pre-employment preparation.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Educational Research, Job Skills, Literature Reviews, Models, National Surveys, Secondary Education, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teaching Skills, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Bureau of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Div. of Vocational Education.