ERIC Number: ED215083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Establishment of a Vocational Education Personnel System to Assist in the Instructional Staffing of Vocational-Technical Programs. Executive Summary [and] Final Report.
Probert, Donald K.; And Others
A project was conducted in Pennsylvania to design a statewide system for establishing regional pools of qualified teachers for potential staffing of local vocational training programs in secondary schools. The objectives of the project were to facilitate recruitment and retention of qualified vocational education instructional staffs by providing mechanisms which would allow for (1) creation of awareness among tradespeople of the teaching alternative and its requirements; (2) development of preservice training programs for persons in trades; (3) identification of a pool of qualified persons for regular or substitute teaching; (4) strengthening of public confidence in vocational education teachers' teaching skills; (5) development of a better relationship between industry and vocational-technical schools; and (6) provision of more definite guidelines for the outreach services of teacher education. The project was accomplished primarily through a comprehensive data collection effort with participants from area vocational-technical schools, labor, and industry organizations, vocational education personnel development centers, and vocational education programs of other states. It was decided after accumulation of data not to implement a new, costly personnel identification system, but to tie in with existing resources, especially with the system of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The final project report provides recommendations for a comprehensive and integrated vocational education personnel system incorporating features for labor market needs analysis, people/position matching, personnel management information reporting, vocational education awareness, incentives and benefits, pre- and inservice training, and teacher competency and certification. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Research and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Laventhol & Horwath, Philadelphia, PA.