ERIC Number: ED085565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Cooperative Vocational Education Programs: Staff Development. Information Series Number 70.
Butler, Roy L.
Staffing for cooperative vocational education constitutes one of the most critical variables in planning and operating a successful program. Among the factors which must be considered are: the students, occupations taught, cooperating employers, the school district, supporting staff, scheduling, coordinator availability, student supervision, record keeping, and related youth group activities. The teacher-coordinator must have the time and assistance necessary to properly perform essential coordination activities. A class of fifteen to twenty students, prepared training sponsors, and staff of paraprofessionals and clerical workers approach these criteria. Certain competencies must be possessed by staff members, and though there may be some variation among position specifications, some general categories of competency are: performance, enthusiasism, ability to relate to students, flexibility, creativity, and proper projected attitude. Compensation and evaluation efforts must be examined, and inservice education opportunities should be available. Combining these elements with tested sources for personnel recruitment will contribute to a successful cooperative vocational education program. (AG)
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs, Instructor Coordinators, Personnel Evaluation, Personnel Needs, Personnel Policy, Personnel Selection, Professional Personnel, Recruitment, School Business Relationship, School Personnel, Vocational Education
Product Utilization Section, The Center for Vocational and Technical Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.