ERIC Number: ED367800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Guidance/Counseling Teacher Education in Northeast Texas. Final Report.
McLeod, Pat N.
A project provided technical assistance to approximately 200 vocational guidance/counseling program personnel in the Northeast Texas Area. A project advisory committee provided input for program planning, program improvement, and program evaluation. The project provided instruction in the courses required for certification in vocational guidance/counseling programs by the Texas Education Agency. Courses were offered on the following: planning and organizing programs of vocational guidance; occupational vocational education information; vocational student identification, placement, and follow-up; history and principles of vocational education; methods of media for teaching vocational subjects; organization and management of vocational-technical laboratory and shop programs; and practicum in vocational counseling. Other activities were as follows: completion of transcript analysis and deficiency plans for vocational guidance/counseling program personnel; recommendation of personnel seeking certification; and provision of instruction and handout material to vocational guidance/counseling program personnel to assist them in meeting needs of special needs students. As result of the project, vocational guidance/counseling personnel who completed the required courses gained an increased awareness and understanding of competencies necessary to plan and implement a quality program. (Appendixes include a sample course evaluation form, student comments, and descriptions of required courses.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance, Counselor Training, Counselors, Graduate Study, Guidance Programs, Higher Education, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Practicums, Professional Development, Program Development, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Special Needs Students, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: North Texas Univ., Denton.
Identifiers: Texas (Northeast)