ERIC Number: ED152958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Coordinated Inservice Activities for Part-Time Adult Vocational Teachers in Pennsylvania. Final Report. Vocational-Technical Education Research Report. Monograph No. 3, Vol. 15, No. 9.
Hole, F. Marvin; And Others
A project surveyed adult vocational teachers in Pennsylvania to determine their demographic characteristics and their perceived inservice needs and to design and conduct activities to address those needs. The survey instrument, after field testing and revision, contained ninety-five items subdivided into three parts: demographic data, data on inservice needs, and data on preferences for inservice activities; it was administered by mail to a total of 4,141 teachers, 1,390 of whom completed and returned it. Competency areas identified for inclusion in the inservice activities were the following: (1) providing special instruction or assistance to second language students; (2) providing special instruction or assistance to disadvantaged or handicapped students; (3) assisting students in career, orientation and job placement; and (4) relating instruction to the culturally different student. Based on the surveyed needs, ongoing inservice activities were developed in the form of two classes: Methods of Teaching in Adult Vocational Education and Meeting the Special Needs of the Adult Vocational Learner. These were presented at four locations in Central Pennsylvania, and the demographic and inservice needs assessment information was disseminated throughout the state. Participants demonstrated increased awareness of the major concerns in adult vocational education and competence included methods and techniques of teaching based on the evaluation of class activities. (Demographic and survey information and statistics are presented throughout the project report. Conclusions and recommendations are also presented. Appended information includes letters to adult vocational instructors, the survey instrument, and course descriptions and outlines.) (DTT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Div. of Occupational and Vocational Studies.
Note: For related documents see ED 147 473, ED 150 281 and CE 015 181