ERIC Number: ED213823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jul-31
Reference Count: N/A
In-Service Training for Instructors Designed to Build the Necessary Skills Needed to Plan, Develop, and Implement Competency-Based Vocational Education. Final Report (July 1, 1980-June 30, 1981).
Epler, Doris M.
This project extended two previous projects which were designed to assist teachers in building the necessary skills to plan, develop, and implement competency-based vocational education (CBVE). In addition to released time for instructors, the project provided the funds necessary to form an articulation team effort among Pennsylvania's Reading Muhlenberg Vocational School, Schuykill County Area Vocational Technical School, and the Berks Vocational-Technical School, which culminated in a large-group, intensified workshop comprised of five on-site training sessions and five off-site work sessions. The following outcomes and products resulted from the project: (1) teachers participated in 4,032 hours of released time from the classrooms during which they developed various CBVE skills; (2) two full-time substitute teachers were provided to cover classrooms during released time; (3) consumerism and job keeping/seeking curriculums were developed and implemented by the fulltime substitutes; (4) sample modules were developed for pilot testing; (5) supportive audiovisual materials were developed for some modules; and (6) the Staff Training Educational Plan (STEP) was developed to support the Competency Based Vocational Education Progress Chart developed by the Research Coordinating Unit of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. (Many of the materials used to conduct the staff training are included in the appendixes to the report.) (KC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Competency Based Education, High Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Modules, Material Development, Program Development, Program Implementation, Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Education, Teacher Workshops, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Berks Vocational-Technical School, Reading, PA.