ERIC Number: ED250526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of a Certification Program for Directors of Vocational Education. Final Report July 1, 1983 - June 30, 1984.
Walker, Thomas J.; Allen, Edward K.
Since vocational education leaders will require many more and different skills in the future, this project was conducted to develop and implement a relevant and responsive field-centered, competency-based certification program for vocational administrative directors in Pennsylvania's western region. To this end, the following objectives were achieved: (1) more than 100 competencies essential to the role of vocational administrator were identified through the literature and subsequently verified by a representative sample of vocational administrators in Pennsylvania; (2) 86 instructional learning guides for these competencies were developed and field tested; and (3) an existing field-centered, competency-based delivery system used for vocational teacher training at Indiana University of Pennsylvania was adapted and used successfully to provide training to several administrator interns throughout a 13-county region of western Pennsylvania. The emphasis placed on adaptation, modification, and articulation resulted in substantial cost savings in the area of program development, delivery, and management. Overall, the program was found to be a viable alternative to conventional administrator preparation. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Certification, Competence, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Specialist in Education Degrees, Teaching Guides, Vocational Directors, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania, Indiana.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania