ERIC Number: ED106457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The University as the Administrative Unit for Arranging Inservice Work Experiences of Occupational Education Teachers. Final Report.
Sexton, Carl N.
The report describes the implementation of a university-based cooperative program with business and industry designed to allow occupational education teachers the opportunity to upgrade skills and gain work experience. The introduction describes the evolution of the project and its aims to maximize cooperation among classroom teachers, administrators, business and industry, and the university for their mutual benefit. A chapter on procedures describes the formation of an inservice cooperative education committee at the University, the pre-session orientation meeting, the selection of teacher-participants, the details of the inservice work experience for academic credit program, the activities of teacher-participants, the evaluation conference, and other related activities. The final chapter discusses the increased awareness of the value of inservice work experience; describes the advantages of the program to teachers, administrators, business, and industry; and recommends the further development of such programs. Comprising one-half of the report, the appendixes include pre-session conference materials, information sent to teacher-participants, responses of teacher-participants regarding inservice work experience, followup questionnaire responses, and a sample teacher-participant report to her local school board. (JR)
Descriptors: College Programs, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Inservice Education, Internship Programs, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Skill Development, Trade and Industrial Education, Trade and Industrial Teachers, Vocational Education Teachers, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, Springfield. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Illinois Univ., Charleston. Dept. of Health Education.