ERIC Number: ED472602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Professional Development for Career Educators. ERIC Digest.
Brown, Bettina Lankard
New approaches to career and technical education (CTE) create new roles for career educators, including providing career awareness, counseling, guidance, and self-education. Career educators must understand and reflect upon career development theories; teaching and learning strategies; school-to-work practices; school/business linkages; and technology use for career development. Because these are continually evolving in focus and design, career educators need ongoing education to both support their teaching and their assumption of new roles as coach, collaborator, business partner, and technology advocate. Professional development is a key tool for career educators to use in enhancing interpersonal skills such as communication, negotiation, and teamwork. In order to best serve teachers, professional development activities must have the following characteristics: (1) ongoing and long term; (2) job-embedded and inquiry-based; (3) supportive of current teaching beliefs; (4) related to reform efforts; (5) based upon appropriate adult learning experiences; and (6) support systemic change. (Contains 12 references.) (AJ)
Descriptors: Appropriate Technology, Career Academies, Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Exploration, Change Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Conferences, Critical Thinking, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Theories, Governance, Inservice Teacher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Interpersonal Competence, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Learning Processes, Literature Reviews, Mentors, Modeling (Psychology), Postsecondary Education, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development, Student Needs, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods, Tech Prep, Technological Literacy, Thinking Skills, Unions
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.
Identifiers: Career and Technical Education; ERIC Digests; Work Based Learning
Note: Digest Number 240.