ERIC Number: ED366793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Pre-Service Teachers for Tech Prep.
Because of growing recognition of the need to provide information on tech prep to college students preparing to become teachers, the Tech Prep Professional Development Consortium at Texas A&M University awarded a grant to the Department of Technology at the University of Texas at Tyler to develop curriculum materials and teaching aids for a tech prep unit to be delivered to professional development classes in teacher preparation. In addition, the class's instructor was to be become familiar with the principles of tech prep through a variety of means, including print materials, travel to tech prep sites in Texas, and attendance at tech prep workshops. A presentation on the importance of integrating practical examples into the teaching of academic subjects and on student enthusiasm and receptivity toward tech prep was delivered to students in the teacher preparation class. The need for additional training in ways of integrating practical examples into lessons was underscored by the problems the future teachers experienced when asked to develop lessons incorporating such examples. The insights and feedback gained from the initial presentation are being used to revise the teacher preparation program. (MN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Preservice Teachers; Tech Prep; Texas
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Nashville, TN, December 1993).