ERIC Number: ED160799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Career Education Personnel Training Center. Pinellas County Public Schools. Final Report.
Pinellas County District School Board, Clearwater, FL.; Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
This career education project achieved four goals; to (1) identify roles and functions for persons responsible for local school programs; (2) determine personnel performance competencies; (3) develop methods to bring personnel to operational confidence levels; and (4) establish a career education personnel training center. The center, which served as the primary means by which all the goals were accomplished, initiated a program involving twenty-four unemployed teachers as interns in an inservice career education training program. The program provided interns with orientation, preparation in the teacher's subject area/grade level, and supervised experiences in a career education pilot school. The intern's competency criteria evolved through several processes. Career education positions and their roles in instructional services, curriculum development, staff development, and program evaluation were analyzed. On the basis of a literature review and field survey, over 500 competencies were identified, out of which twenty-five intern competencies were finally selected. The competencies formed the basis for inservice/preservice modules. In another aspect of the program, interns tested elementary/secondary students to determine the effects of a career education program; they found the group receiving career education edged out the control group on most levels. Another intern study determined the degree of career education implementation (45-50%) in Pinellas County. (Appendixes contain module materials and evaluation instruments and forms.) (CSS)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Attitude Change, Career Education, Competency Based Teacher Education, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Internship Programs, Job Analysis, Job Placement, Job Skills, Needs Assessment, Objectives, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Retraining, Staff Development, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Training Objectives, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Work Experience, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pinellas County District School Board, Clearwater, FL.; Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974