ERIC Number: ED255741
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug-9
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Training for High Technology. Final Report.
Goettmann, Thomas L.
The objective of this project was to develop computer literacy and a working knowledge of microprocessor applications and digital circuits for teachers in selected vocational subject areas. Twenty-four vocational trade and industry teachers completed 16 hours of training in microprocessor skills for computerized instruction and curriculum update. Teachers were assigned to three groups with different interests: (1) electronics, electric wiring, industrial electric, and air conditioning with interest in solid state and programmable controls for the operation of electrical equipment; (2) drafting and design with interest in computer-assisted drafting; and (3) commercial art with specific interest in the creative and advertising art aspects of the computer. Software was selected to introduce computer-assisted instruction into vocational classes. Curriculum addendums were developed to reflect high technology competencies. Computer-assisted instruction was used to provide simultaneous instruction to a wide range of students, and continual emphasis was placed upon the elimination of sex bias in trade and industry classrooms that teach high technology competencies. (Outlines of the training undergone by the three groups of teachers are appended. These detail time, presenter, description of training, and impact of training.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Air Conditioning, Commercial Art, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Courseware, Curriculum Development, Drafting, Electronics, Inservice Teacher Education, Media Selection, Sex Fairness, Technological Advancement, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Public Schools, PA.