ERIC Number: ED099567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
The Development and Implementation of Pre-service and In-service Occupational Teacher Education Programs Designed to Meet Certification and Baccalaureate Degree Requirements. Project Report No. 3: July 1, 1973--June 30, 1974.
Vogler, Daniel E.; Patton, Gregory
The University of Michigan's Occupational Teacher Education Program was designed as an alternate approach to traditional occupational teacher preparation. The project had as its objectives: (1) the identification and validation of occupational teacher competencies, (2) the provision of across-the-board occupational teacher education, (3) the preparation of occupational teachers to work with the disadvantaged and handicapped, (4) the consideration of different abilities and levels of motivation so that self-paced learning can evolve, (5) the preparation of graduates of two-year vocational programs to teach, and (6) the provision of inservice teacher education. The project is summarized in the document, and the results of the project's fourth phase (implementation and operation with juniors, seniors, and beginning teachers) are reported. The staff concluded that the program operation was consistent with general objectives for the project. A program profile is drawn, recounting policy, recruitment procedures, course syllabi, and placement procedures. Followup data pertaining to the first 16 graduates of the program are offered; the researchers conclude that the followup system works successfully, but that the small number of graduates limits the usefulness of the first data obtained by the system. Six concluding remarks are presented, aligning with the six general objectives. (AJ)
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Programs, Higher Education, Individualized Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Job Placement, Nontraditional Education, Pilot Projects, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Special Education, Student Certification, Teacher Education, Transfer Students, Undergraduate Study, Universities, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Education.