ERIC Number: ED179769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Teacher Education: A Review of the Research. Information Series No. 185.
Adamsky, Richard A.; Cotrell, Calvin J.
Research literature was reviewed for the joint purposes of assessing the state of the art in vocational teacher education research and attempting to determine whether vocational teacher education has escaped its ancillary status and, through significant research, moved toward becoming an intellectual field. Most of the research studies deal with teachers' occupational competencies and experience and use the task-analytical approach. The standardization of occupational competency tests is now the focus of several research efforts. One area which has attracted little research is the problems of teacher recruitment. An area where more research is recommended is that of personnel and materials resources and the disparity from state to state in availability of these resources, especially money for funding. Another area, one in which much significant research has been done, is that of performance-based teacher education, which continues to grow and spread throughout many states. Other research has dealt with alternative techniques for dispensing system content and the ways to organize this content. It was concluded that, at present, vocational teacher education remains an ancillary activity, due partly to lack of financial support and sparseness of research in the field. (CT)
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Financial Support, Job Skills, Personnel Needs, Research Projects, State Aid, Systems Development, Task Analysis, Teacher Recruitment, Teaching Experience, Training Methods, Vocational Education Teachers
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 ($2.80)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.