ERIC Number: ED222449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Professional Growth Week-1981 for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education Instructors. Final Report. Project Number 30-101-150-311.
Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
A 1-week seminar, consisting of intensive learning activities for Wisconsin's vocational, technical, and adult education instructors was conducted in 1981. The program of educational experiences stressed the evaluation of teacher performance and presented units on: (1) models for evaluation; (2) rationale for performance testing; (3) learning assessment centers; (4) committee and employer input; and (5) evaluation of knowledge, skills, and attitudes. An evaluation of the seminar sought information on the participants' needs and interests and their opinions of the sessions. Participants were pleased with the learning experiences and obtained an increased understanding of the goals and purposes of vocational, technical, and adult education. This report describes the program, the procedures for establishing learning activities and preparing a proposal for funding, and the activities of similar seminars that have been conducted annually since l973. In a section devoted to outcomes of the seminar, descriptions are given of participants and the results of "opinionnaires" containing teachers' views about the seminar. Charts present tables profiling the teaching assignments of the participants, comparisons of teaching assignments between l973 and l981, comparisons of the participants' educational preparation between the same years, and results of surveys of the participants. Appendices contain further information about the seminar and copies of the surveys and opinionnaires. (JD)
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Competency Based Teacher Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Inservice Teacher Education, Measures (Individuals), Participant Satisfaction, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Seminars, Staff Development, Teacher Evaluation, Testing, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Note: For related documents, see SP 021 089-090. Project developed in cooperation with local Wisconsin Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education Districts.