ERIC Number: ED326694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Pedagogical and Technological Training Needs of Northeast Ohio Vocational Educators.
Burrell, Lewis P.
A Pedagogical and Technological Survey Instrument (PTSI) was administered to determine whether an inservice training need existed for upgrading and modernization of vocational educators in the vocational pedagogical and technological service areas. The PTSI was mailed to 120 individuals with district program responsibilities; 83 responded. Collected data were used to report the extent and immediacy of the training needs. The top two pedagogical training needs were updating of teaching methods and technology in the classroom. The top two technological needs for each of the vocational service areas were new technology updating and chemical applications (agricultural education); microcomputer applications and desktop publishing (business education); new technology updating and nursing home care (health occupations education); new legislation and human relations, careers and families (home economics); computer-assisted design and manufacturing applications, computer-controlled equipment (high technology); computerized cashiering and banking, new technology updating (marketing education); on-the-job training, instructional strategies for the disadvantaged (occupational work experience); and electronic and computer repair, laboratory curriculum guide updating (trade and industrial). (Twenty-five references, the PTSI and data tables are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Business Education, Educational Needs, Home Economics, Inservice Teacher Education, Marketing, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ohio (Northeast)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, October 17-20, 1990).