ERIC Number: ED174753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Verification of Industrial Education Teacher Competencies by In-Service Vocational Industrial Education Teachers and Industrial Arts Teachers from the Central Region of Pennsylvania. Vocational-Technical Education Research Report. Vol. 17, No. 1.
Detwiler, Wayne L., Sr.; Shemick, John M.
As the first phase of a three-phase process to implement a CBTE (Competency Based Teacher Education) program in vocational industrial teacher education at the Pennsylvania State University, a study was undertaken to identify and verify teaching competencies for industrial education teacher education. After developing a list of 173 competencies, a survey was conducted of 448 in-service vocational industrial education teachers and 780 in-service industrial arts education teachers to establish the relationship of the competencies to the two groups of teachers. It was found that both groups perceive the relative importance of teacher competencies in the same manner. In regard to competencies unique to either group, it was found that the statements so identified are along the dimensions by which the two types normally differ. Thus, the teachers perceive common needs in teacher preparation and performance. The study also examined the usefulness of eight CBTE modules developed at the Ohio State University Center for Vocational Education by incorporating them into three courses at the Pennsylvania school. Based on an evaluation in one of the courses by the students, it was concluded that student attitude improved significantly due to the modules' use and that the modules were successfully infused into the course. (ELG)
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Curriculum Development, Differences, Industrial Arts, Industrial Education, Learning Modules, Preservice Teacher Education, Research Reports, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teaching Skills, Trade and Industrial Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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.