ERIC Number: ED110774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul-19
Reference Count: 0
Pre-Vocational Education Workshop, July 8-19, 1974. Final Report.
Lorenz, James; Putnam, Margaret
The report describes a workshop held to facilitate compliance with recent Tennessee legislation and organized to: (1) plan a model pre-vocational education program at the seventh and eighth grade level and (2) plan for personnel development for teachers, counselors, coordinators, and others responsible for prevocational education programs. Pre-workshop activities included gathering appropriate resource materials, visiting existing pre-vocational and career education programs, preparing reference materials and meeting with consultants and selected school representatives. The two-week workshop brought together individuals of varying backgrounds who represented the complete spectrum of course offerings at the model school, Central Middle School (CMS), and made liberal use of consultants, small and large group work, audio-visual materials, and field trips. Participants' evaluations were generally favorable. The workshop produced statements of philosophy and goals for the CMS pre-vocational education program, instructional units for each participating teacher, a public relations plan for advertising the program to both teachers and the general community, and proposed courses in pre-vocational education to be offered at Middle Tennessee State University. Nine recommendations summarize the workshop's findings. Fifteen pages of appendixes include lists of workshop participants, consultants, and visitors, as well as pre-vocational units for English and office occupations. (JR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Middle Tennessee State Univ., Murfreesboro.