ERIC Number: ED242940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Preparation and Development of Vocational Educators. A Survey of Wisconsin Vocational Educators. Abstract. Bulletin No. 3400.
Wisconsin Association of Secondary Vocational Administrators, Madison.
The purpose of a study was to determine the views and perspectives of Wisconsin vocational educators on various aspects of the preparation and development of vocational personnel. A questionnaire was designed to collect information on views of the definition of vocational education, preservice preparation of vocational personnel, continuing education, and certification and licensure. Questionnaires were returned by 824 secondary school personnel, including school administrators, guidance counselors, local vocational coordinators, presidents of vocational professional organizations, and state agency personnel. Respondents gave a high level of agreement with the definition, the responsibility, and the mission of vocational education. Of the 17 skills, competencies, or understandings ranked for completion before completing initial training, the five most important dealt with analysis and development of appropriate curriculum; understanding of new instructional technology, equipment, and methods; awareness of emerging technology; indepth knowledge of vocational discipline; and understanding of vocational education's relationship with career development and general education. Of six activities in the area of continuing education, respondents indicated that regular participation in professional development programs was most important. Of the six items dealing with vocational certification and licensure, the need to understand vocational education was ranked most important. (Thirteen recommendations are made for all levels. The survey is appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Association of Secondary Vocational Administrators, Madison.