ERIC Number: ED206831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Updating and Upgrading Occupational Instructors: A Process Handbook.
Ohanneson, Gregory S.
This handbook describes a process and provides material for supporting instructor update/upgrade activities in any occupational field at both secondary and college levels. Examples and outlines tend to have a trade-technical orientation because a vocational education project developed the model. Section 1 overviews the update/upgrade activity and four key components in the six-week work/observation package: four weeks of full-time work/observation in industry setting, two weeks of full-time curriculum development/modification or materials development, supplemental salary for instructor, and funds for development of materials. Sections 2-6 focus on five phases in the process: (1) identify rapidly changing technology, (2) arrange for instructor participation, (3) obtain commitment from companies for work/observation sites, (4) work/observation experience, and (5) curriculum development. Each section contains a general discussion followed by samples, checklists, forms, and activities. These include checklist for selecting staff for upgrading, sample school board policy on credit for non-academic experience, agreement between project and participating instructor, list of educator input and company benefits, site evaluation, instructor/company upgrade work agreement, activities for educators in worksite assignments, instructor task and skill assessment, and suggested activities for curriculum modification/development. Section 7 suggests two references on updating and upgrading. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Jose Community Coll. District, CA.