ERIC Number: ED242863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Updating Teachers for Tomorrow's Technology: A Strategy for Action. Research and Development Series No. 242.
Hamilton, James B.; Wonacott, Michael E.
An overall strategy is reported for updating secondary and postsecondary vocational/technical teachers in the technologies of their teaching areas. It is designed for use by vocational educators and others who provide technological update: local school, institution, and district administrators and boards; teacher educators; vocational/technical professional development leaders; business/industry representatives; and state and federal department of education personnel. The first chapter provides background on the need for the strategy, its development, and the nine essential strategy characteristics. Chapters 2 to 10 each treat one of the generic characteristics of a successful strategy for technological update: structure for action, roles and responsibilities, policy, resources, incentives and rewards, high potential techniques, alternative technique configurations, incorporation of update in programs, and continuing and self-renewing activities. Each chapter presents (1) a rationale for the inclusion of the characteristic, (2) guidelines for implementing the characteristic, and (3) specific details appropriate to the illustration of the discussion. Chapter 11 discusses the implementation of technological update programs at the statewide level and suggests an appropriate structure for administering such programs. Chapter 12 provides related recommendations for action to increase the effectiveness of current efforts to provide vocational teachers with technological update. (YLB)
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Job Skills, Models, Postsecondary Education, Professional Continuing Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Retraining, Secondary Education, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Teacher Improvement, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (RD242--$4.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.