ERIC Number: ED333173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec-1
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Professional Development Institute: A Personnel Development Workshop for New Postsecondary Vocational Technical Instructors.
Aist, Eugene H.; Thompson, Dale E.
The Professional Development Institute (PDI) is a 4-day orientation workshop for instructors entering service in the postsecondary vocational-technical school system in Arkansas. The PDI focuses on activities designed to accomplish the four goals set by the Arkansas Division of Vocational and Technical Education: to assist the instructor in making the transition into postsecondary vocational education, in forming professional habits, in understanding the duties of a vocational-technical instructor, and in developing a sense of pride in and belonging to the system. The workshop attempts to elevate the self-esteem of the participants. Goals are achieved through small and large group activities, discussions of case studies, simulation, use of videotapes, talks by former student organization members, and receptions and social activities. (Appendixes, which make up three-fourths of the document, include the PDI agenda, a getting-acquainted form, opening statement, goal summaries, and short case studies.) (KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Cincinnati, OH, December 1, 1990).