ERIC Number: ED160741
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Coordinated In-Service Activities for Health Occupations Teachers in Central Pennsylvania. Final Report. Vocational-Technical Education Research Report. Health Occupations, Monograph Number 8. Volume 16, Number 2 (Departmental Classification Number).
Hole, F. Marvin; Byrd-Bredbenner, Debra Carol
Three workshops were held in 1977 in central Pennsylvania to provide a coordinated effort to improve and expand the knowledge of health occupations teachers on the secondary and postsecondary levels. Each workshop provided five days of concentrated learning activities in one of the following areas: methods of instruction for health occupations teachers, evaluation in health occupation education, and dental-assisting activities for health occupations teachers. The participant preservice and inservice teachers attended sessions designed to provide them with up-to-date information on health occupations education; with continuity of effort in Pennsylvania health occupations programs; with methods for improving instruction and developing, designing, and evaluating courses; with guidelines for new and emerging clinical experience activities; and with the background to meet certification requirements. Based on surveys of the demographic characteristics and workshop evaluations of the participants, it was found that: (1) while a majority had experience in nursing, few had experience in other fields of health occupations education; (2) a majority held teaching certificates and usually were certified to teach more than two subject areas; (3) a majority planned to implement or had already used information gained at the workshops; and (4) generally the workshops were worthwhile, open, and effective. Future inservice activities of this type were recommended. (ELG)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Clinical Experience, Coordination, Curriculum Development, Demography, Dental Assistants, Educational Cooperation, Evaluation Methods, Inservice Education, Postsecondary Education, Regional Programs, Secondary Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Workshops, Teachers, Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods
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.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania