ERIC Number: ED337597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing and Expanding Vocational Education through Internship Arrangements in Technical Education. Final Report.
Arkansas Univ., Pine Bluff.
A 3-year project in the University of Arkansas' vocational teacher education program used a problem-solving approach to help vocational teachers develop innovative methods to teach vocational content. The project had four goals: (1) to design inservice teacher workshops for high technology internship programs; (2) to identify and select participants from surrounding counties; (3) to expand vocational training opportunities; and (4) to develop and field test a model internship program. One hundred five teachers participated in 60 3-hour seminars involving high technology, internships, leathercraft, and ways of incorporating basic skills in vocational classes. They also developed an internship program for use in their schools in which 200 high school students were placed. (This document contains an appendix of information about the student internship seminar and a training manual. The training manual includes the following: (1) advisory committees; (2) high technology training stations; (3) student placement and evaluation; (4) students' responsibilities; (5) school responsibilities; (6) industries' responsibilities; (7) program evaluation, suggestions, and recommendations; and (8) conclusions.) (NLA)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, High Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Internship Programs, Mathematics Skills, Problem Solving, Program Evaluation, Reading Skills, School Responsibility, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Student Responsibility, Technical Education, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Pine Bluff.
Note: Cover title reads "Improving and Expanding Vocational Teacher Education through Internship Arrangements in Technical Education."