ERIC Number: ED152995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Certification of Vocational Education Personnel. A Report of the AVA ad hoc Committee on Professional Standards.
Miller, Aaron J.; Roehrich, Robert R.
A study was conducted on the status of state boards and committees for certification of vocational education personnel. Data was collected from key certification personnel in all fifty states using telephone interviews and questionnaires. In addition, data was collected from state vocational association personnel to determine if their perception of certification procedures agreed with that of the personnel in the state certification agencies. Results showed that most state divisions of vocational education and state departments of education appear to be satisfied with their present standards and practices related to vocational teacher certification. Contact with state vocational association presidents and executive directors revealed that they were not so aware of the current status, potential problems, and issues related to the certification of vocational education personnel as are state department of education employees. Among the recommendations made based on these and other findings are the following: (1) The American Vocational Association should establish a standing committee on professional standards; (2) state vocational associations should appoint committees to monitor legislation which affects the certification of vocational personnel; (3) state vocational associations should include a professional standards goal in their program of work; (4) state vocational associations should have a vocational educator on any board for teacher education certification; and (5) state vocational associations should work in partnership with state divisions of vocational education to assure that minimum certification standards for vocational educators are explicit and adhered to. (BB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Vocational Association, Inc., Washington, DC.
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