ERIC Number: ED055247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Improving the Preparation of Professional Personnel for Vocational Education in Metropolitan Areas. Volume VII, Final Report.
This institute was designed to study the needs and problems of vocational teaching in metropolitan areas and to recommend model teacher preparation practices. A total of 60 participants, representing 23 states, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands, took part in this program, which consisted of general sessions, homogeneous and heterogeneous small group sessions and a field trip to an inner city program. The general conclusion was that there is need for great flexibility and breadth in teacher requirements, certification, and preservice and inservice education. Recommendations include occupational experience for guidance personnel, guidance courses for vocational teachers, vocational courses for all teachers, flexible curriculums and methodologies in the areas of sociology and psychology, and that colleges and universities should provide a vocational-technical teacher preparation program which extends beyond the confines of its classrooms. (GEB)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Metropolitan Areas, Professional Education, Resource Materials, Teacher Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Div. of Vocational Education.
Note: Part of Short Term Institutes for In-Service Training of Professional Persons Responsible for Vocational-Technical Education in Eastern Metropolitan Areas