ERIC Number: ED218485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Identification and Validation of Professional and Technical Competencies for Industrial Arts Teacher Education of Texas. A Research Project in Vocational Education. Final Report.
Kozak, Michael R.; and Others
A project was undertaken to develop a catalog of professional and technical competencies needed by a teacher to teach all areas of industrial arts given in the Texas State Board of Education-approved revised curriculum as well as to define and recommend guidelines for implementation of competency testing for industrial arts. Following a research effort involving a computer search and contact with industrial arts faculty of North Texas State University, an initial catalog of competencies was developed. The competencies were classified as either professional industrial arts competencies or technical competencies (visual communications technology, energy/power technology, and production technology). Following validation of the initial catalog by members of the State Jury, a revised catalog was written and validated during a 3-day workshop. Also developed during the workshop were a series of guidelines for implementing competency testing for industrial arts. These recommendations included calls for development of a general education test and an industrial arts examination by and for the state of Texas and for field testing the competencies to reconfirm their validity. (The complete catalog of competencies and list of recommendations are included in the report.) (MN)
Descriptors: Competence, Competency Based Teacher Education, Guidelines, Higher Education, Industrial Arts, Industrial Arts Teachers, Job Skills, Program Development, Secondary Education, State Boards of Education, State Curriculum Guides, State Standards, Teacher Education, Testing, Testing Programs, Validity, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: North Texas State Univ., Denton. Div. of Industrial Arts.