ERIC Number: ED221716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Formulation of an Instructional Resource Team for the Training of Vocational Teachers of Disadvantaged Learners. Final Report. Vocational-Technical Education Research Report, Volume 20, Number 3.
Wircenski, Jerry L.; Tilton, Norm L.
A project was conducted to develop and implement a field-based inservice and preservice model to increase vocational education services to disadvantaged students in the Centre Region of Pennsylvania. With the help of an advisory committee, the following activities were carried out: (1) an instructional resource team was developed and services were provided to six schools in the Centre Region of Pennsylvania; (2) 42 teachers and approximately 280 disadvantaged students profited from the services of the instructional resource team; (3) an informal dissemination network was developed among the six participating schools and resource team members; (4) resource libraries containing special needs resource materials were initiated in two schools; and (5) a resource manual was developed for Altoona and Cumberland-Perry schools to disseminate information about community agencies that provided services to disadvantaged clientele. Following a review of the project materials, teacher surveys, advisory committee reports, and interviews with the project staff, recommendations were made to expand the instructional resource team model, to increase the time spent in each school, to conduct a needs assessment in a school before implementing services, and to develop a peer tutor model and volunteer aid model to respond to the need for direct services to teachers. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Needs, Educational Resources, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Models, Postsecondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Improvement, Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Div. of Occupational and Vocational Studies.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Centre County)