ERIC Number: ED242949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan-30
Reference Count: 0
Field-Based Teacher Education Experiences: Design for Success.
A vocational teacher education project sponsored jointly by Mississippi State University, the Mississippi Department of Vocational and Technical Education, and the Appalachian Regional Commission afforded an opportunity to develop a working model for the implementation of field-based activities as a measure of professional development for educators. Results of a needs assessment administered to vocational teachers to determine their professional development concerns provided the basis for developing priorities and program activities. Strategies used in delivery of the project's services included (1) providing inservice training through workshops at individual vocational centers, (2) offering college-level vocational education courses on and off campus, (3) supplying supplemental instructional materials, (4) certifying skills through the National Occupational Competency Test, (5) establishing an individualized graduate intern and assistant program, (6) using graduate assistantships, (7) providing tuition assistance, (8) offering technical assistance, and (9) determining what industries would work toward skill upgrading of teachers and in what manner. Results of the project included the awarding of credit by Mississippi State University for successful completion of the National Occupational Competency Test, development of a vocational education personnel development data collection/dissemination system, and a study of the effectiveness of approaches to professional development. (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mississippi State University
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (New Orleans, LA, January 30, 1984).