ERIC Number: ED221692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Teacher Work-Related Experiences Impact Project. Final Report, 1981-1982.
A project was conducted to investigate the following: (1) the degree to which vocational teachers acquire new knowledge, skills, or attitudes from part-time outside work experience; (2) the degree to which vocational teachers transfer newly acquired knowledge, skills, or attitudes to the school and classroom; and (3) the impact of this experience on teaching and learning resulting from the acquisition and transfer of knowledge, skills, or attitudes to the classroom. Fifty-one randomly selected vocational teachers holding part-time jobs in business or industry related to their area of instruction participated in the study. A structured interview was devised to determine the advantages derived from holding a part-time position in business or industry. Upon analysis of the data gathered, it was determined that there were tremendous advantages to the students. Teachers brought back to the classroom greater skills, a better understanding of the latest developments in their field, and revised teaching methods to deal with the technological advances. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Employment Experience, Experiential Learning, Instructional Improvement, Part Time Employment, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Skills, Transfer of Training, Vocational Education Teachers, Work Attitudes, Work Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education and Career Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Educational Improvement Center of Northwest New Jersey, Morris Plains.