ERIC Number: ED328743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Planned Vocational Trade-Industrial-Technical Education Summer Workshops: A Three Phase Process (Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation).
Simmons, Ivan V.
Vocational Trade-Industrial-Technical (VTIT) teachers in Indiana participated in self-planned summer workshops designed to enhance their human relations skills as well as their technical knowledge. Workshop objectives included identifying high priority needs and problems the teachers have in common and encouraging involvement from all levels of the VTIT teacher population. Workshop planning began in the fall. Between October and May, teachers from across Indiana attended four or five planning sessions on Saturdays. The workshop coordination staff provided the committees forms to record the proceedings of the meetings. In May, announcements of the "teacher-planned" workshops were sent to vocational administrators and teachers on the mailing list. Each workshop had a chairman, co-chairman and chief recorder, as well as presenters. Minutes were compiled and made into a set of workshop proceedings for distribution afterwards. Through workshop participation, teachers could earn graduate or undergraduate college credit. Workshops were evaluated by the teachers participating in them. During the summer of 1990, 126 teachers participated in the workshops, and 82 percent of them answered questionnaires. Participants rated the workshops as very effective and expressed positive attitudes about all phases of the process and the workshops. Teachers suggested involvement of business/industry representatives on future workshop planning committees. (6 tables) (KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Vocational Association (Cincinnati, OH, December 1990).