ERIC Number: ED174771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Development and Evaluation of a Directed Occupational Experience Program. Final Report.
Eggland, Steven A.
A study was conducted to develop and examine an alternative to the traditional occupational experience method of the development of professional vocational teacher education competencies. A professional competence examination was developed to measure effectiveness of varying types and amounts of occupational experiences in developing vocational teacher competencies. A modular curriculum was written and implemented along with an occupational experience at four university sites. Pre- and posttests were administered to a laboratory group consisting of preservice business and distributive education teachers. Two reference groups, which had occupational experience without the modules, were also examined to provide a control. Results indicated that professional vocational education competence can be engendered through a directed occupational experience program strategy. (The professional Competencies Battery with scoring instructions, and copies of the twenty directed occupational experience modules are appended. The modules focus on the areas of program planning, instruction, cooperative education, community relationships, technical development, laboratory plan, guidance, advisory committee, and program evaluation.) (JH)
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Learning Modules, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Research Reports, Teaching Skills, Tests, Vocational Education Teachers, Work Experience, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Teachers Coll.
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