ERIC Number: ED220669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Skills. Towards a Strategy of Staff Development and Support for Vocational Preparation. An FEU Report on the Implications of Vocational Preparation for Teaching Staff. A Staff Development Publication.
Further Education Curriculum Review and Development Unit, London (England).
This document describes a curriculum-led approach to college-based staff development for vocational preparation teachers. A survey of staff development needs in this area is summarized, and emphasis is placed on the attitude of college administrators to vocational preparation. The remainder of the document suggests a conceptual framework within which college administrators and those responsible for staff development can operate. A checklist of skills and qualities is proposed as a starting point for assessing needs of teaching staff involved in vocational preparation. Methods for developing a program of staff development and support are described, including questions to ask to identify staff needs, analyzing and profiling those needs as a basis for the initiation of staff development programs, setting up a program, and agencies to use for staff development. Appendixes, amounting to approximately four-fifths of the document, include the full survey summarized in the narrative section, definitions and a glossary, approaches to preparing teachers for change, discussion of the concept of basic skills, and descriptions of college-based staff development exercises. (YLB)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Needs Assessment, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Surveys, Teacher Education, Teaching Skills, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Curriculum Review and Development Unit, London (England).