ERIC Number: ED223786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Research and Development Related to Future Trends in the Training of Trainers.
Norton, Robert E.
Training and retraining for vocational educators and trainers is badly needed in order for them to keep up with rapidly changing technologies. In order to meet this need, new teaching strategies and new curricula are essential. Some recent research is having an impact on the training of trainers in the United States. This research has focused on technological updating, identification of new trainer competencies, the Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) approach to occupational (job) analysis, and an American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) study that has identified 15 role specializations to be used as a basis for identifying task and competency requirements. Some of the developments and trends in trainer training were found to be: (1) use of performance-based teacher education; (2) distance education (outreach) training programs; (3) adoption of competency-based certification standards; (4) changing roles of the instructor; and (5) establishment of a National Academy for Vocational Education. (Appendixes to the document include a summary of projects to update the technological knowledge of teachers, the DACUM job analysis procedure, an outline of performance-based teacher education, summary of an outreach program, and a list of titles of the performance-based teacher education modules available from the American Association for Vocational Instructional Materials.) (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Presented at the Meeting of the Technical Committee of the Asian and Pacific Skill Development Programme (4th, New Delhi, India, October 5-11, 1982).