ERIC Number: ED389919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
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Community Colleges: An Untapped Resource for Industrial Teacher Education.
Rogers, George E.
The industrial education program in the Teachers College at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is using a currently established technical training environment available across the state: the state's community colleges. UNL uses the community colleges' technical expertise in two ways. First, traditional on-campus industrial technology education major complete 27 of their 45-semester-hour industrial technology core at Southeast Community College. Second, the industrial education program has established articulation agreements with two other Nebraska community colleges whose students transfer to UNL after completion of an associate degree in industrial technology education. Four criteria used to establish a technical training site for UNL's industrial technology education majors could be used by other programs that wish to establish similar arrangements. First, the course content should meet the needs of the prospective industrial technology education teacher. Second, the community college instructors' educational background should be analyzed for a teacher education emphasis. Third, the commingling of university and community college students in the same classes should be avoided. Fourth, the scheduling of the two different systems can and should be made compatible. Many community colleges have associate degree programs in place that can be adapted into an industrial technology education program. (Sample program materials are appended including an Industrial Technology Planning Guide, a sample letter of argument for the transfer of credit between a community college and a university, and a list of required and elective courses for the Central Community College Associate of Art in Education.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: University of Nebraska Lincoln
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Denver, CO, December 1995).