ERIC Number: ED183881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Determining the Need for Vocational Special Needs Inservice Training for Vocational Educators.
Brown, James M.; Peak, Laurie M.
The first objective of this research project focused on organizing the large number of previously identified vocational special needs teacher competencies into an educational model. The model contained a matrix that compiled all these competencies into twelve domains of four performance phases each. The model provides a framework for all activities in the field of vocational special needs: research, development, demonstration, personnel preparation, and technical assistance. The remaining project objectives focused on creating and pilot testing a needs assessment instrument to measure individual educators' perceived needs for training within each phase of the twelve domains and their preferences for the delivery of this training. This instrument was designed to provide data (for decision making) to inservice planners/deliverers at local, state, and/or national levels. Pilot test results indicated that the instrument could give useful data for making inservice/preservice planning decisions and that population subgroups had differing training needs. (The needs assessment instrument is appended.) (Author/LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Research and Development Center for Vocational Education.
Note: Parts of this document will not reproduce well due to small type. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association (Boston, MA, April 8, 1980).