ERIC Number: ED099690
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
The Preparation of Teachers for Vocational Education. Project Baseline Supplemental Report.
Swanson, Gordon I.
An overview of the issues, problems, successes, weaknesses, and implications of the process of preparing teachers for vocational education, the report contains discussions of the origin and evolution of teacher preparation, the professional development concept, nature of programs, management of teacher preparation, special problems, and future needs and opportunities. The data base for the report includes the two reports of Project Baseline, unpublished data, and supplementary data. A section on vocational teacher education tabulates and discusses the need for teachers in vocational education, as reflected by enrollment; the supply of teachers; the components of vocational teacher education; the performers of that education, and the quality. The management of teacher preparation is examined, and special problems are identified: the recurring problem of an inadequate data base, the competency question, the need for a realistic view of scale and balance, and the problem of training focus. Future needs and opportunities are couched within a framework of policy, program scope, and program credibility. (MW)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Labor Force Development, National Programs, Professional Education, State Programs, Tables (Data), Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Supply and Demand, Technical Education, Training Objectives, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Technical Education Research Center, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff.