ERIC Number: ED146429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Assistant Training Project. Final Report.
Bohan, John F.
During the academic years 1975-1977 a model program was developed for recruiting, training, and placing technically competent community college students as teaching assistants to secondary school vocational education teachers. Students selected enrolled in a basic teaching methodology course and were placed in an area high school vocational education class where they obtained practical on-the-job training. A total of seven area high schools participated in the project with approximately 205 ninth through eleventh grade students involved. Approximately 143 community college administrators, faculty, counselors, and students were also involved, with significant involvement occurring for twelve students and twelve staff. Findings were that this experience aided the college students in deciding whether to enter a four-year teacher training institute, while also ascertaining other routes to becoming a vocational teacher. The project also benefited participating high schools through support services provided by the assistants, and by articulation between the institutes, providing greater understanding of vocational training programs. Project results indicated that a career specialization program such as this is a viable approach to decision making for vocationally oriented students. (The model, "Prospectus. Teacher Assistant Training Project. Transport Model," is available separately.) (BL)
Descriptors: Career Planning, Community Colleges, Demonstration Programs, Job Training, Program Descriptions, Secondary Education, Student Placement, Student Recruitment, Teacher Aides, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Experience, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Authoring Institution: Clackamas Community Coll., Oregon City, OR.
Note: For a related document see CE 013 598