ERIC Number: ED222450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
One-Week Pre-Service Workshop for Newly Hired VTAE Teachers. Final Report. Project No. 30-106-150-319.
Peter, Richard; Gebhart, Richard
Many new vocational, technical, and adult education (VTAE) teachers have never taught before and perhaps have never taken a professional education course. The Wisconsin Board of VTAE has developed a spiral curriculum for new VTAE teachers, designed to aquaint them with basic procedures for planning and presenting a lesson, supervising student activities, and evaluating student progress in class. The spiral curriculum is started with a preservice workshop that consists of a 1-week experience in which participants are exposed to the basic elements of teaching. Following the workshop experience, the new teachers are offered three more courses during their first year of teaching: methods of teaching vocational education; course construction; and evaluation in vocational education. These courses are offered on a competency-based, partially individualized basis. This report describes the specific objectives of the initial teacher VTAE workshop and the activities developed to attain them. An overview is presented of an evaluation of the program, and conclusions and recommendations are offered. A model of the spiral curriculum is diagramed in the appendix. (JD)
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Beginning Teachers, Curriculum Design, Inservice Teacher Education, Postsecondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Sequential Approach, Spiral Curriculum, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Orientation, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills, Vocational Education Teachers, Workshops
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 021 088-090.