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ERIC Number: ED239068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
An Inservice Staff Development Program for Vocational Teachers Working with Disadvantaged Students.
Wircenski, Jerry; Just, David
A project was undertaken to develop an inservice staff development program for vocational teachers working with disadvantaged students in local school districts in Pennsylvania. The focus of the inservice activity was on the improvement of instructional approaches such as individualized instruction, teaching and reteaching, small group discussions, illustrated instruction, and curriculum modification. Members of the project instructional resource team visited local vocational and technical schools for 10-week periods. After completing their observations, the team members decided upon eight general services that seemed most needed by the vocational teachers. Members of the instructional resource team then proceeded to work with 42 teachers who were serving over 280 disadvantaged students in six vocational schools. Generally speaking, the services provided by the instructional resource team were directed toward capacity building. Individual team members spent their time working directly with teachers to help them develop instructional strategies and approaches that would improve the quality of their teaching. The summative evaluations written by the teachers, administrators, and advisory committee members participating in the project indicated that it was quite successful, with 99 percent of the teachers indicating that they found the resource team to be of help to them in their vocational classes. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pennsylvania