ERIC Number: ED037561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug-15
Reference Count: 0
Preliminary Research and Development of a Model Occupational Teacher Education Program, Final Report of Summer Research Project.
Miller, James A.
The primary purpose of this study was to develop a model plan for granting college credit for trade and industrial occupational experience. A review of the literature indicated that several schools were granting credit for occupational experience but few had developed standard procedures. Teacher educators, state department officials, and instructors in vocational technical schools were contacted for pertinent information. Relevant materials were identified and, in some cases, purchased for use in the future development of the project. However, institutions which had developed tests were reluctant to provide copies and some stated their tests needed revision. It was therefore concluded that tests had to be developed and that impartial methods for granting credit had to be devised. The following steps were followed in the development of a model plan: (1) Establish occupational areas to be included, (2) Subdivide into specialized areas, (3) Analyze content of specialized areas for knowledge and skills needed by the instructor, (4) List competencies and evaluate listing, (5) Review evaluated list and formulate a final list, (6) Develop a system by which an applicant would receive fair evaluation and justifiable credit for occupational experience. (JK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln.
Authoring Institution: Kearney State Coll., NE. Dept. of Industrial Education.