ERIC Number: ED264366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Manitoba Businesses and Industries Interested in Participating in Professional/Technical Updating of Business and Vocational/Industrial Teachers. [Section 1.]
Cap, Orest; Porozny, George H.
This document, section 1 of a three-part study, reports on a effort to identify Manitoba business and industrial establishments willing to receive business and vocational/industrial teachers interested in professional/technical updating. Objectives were: (1) to determine accessible areas, types of activities, and duration of updating activities made available by willing establishments; (2) to undertake a review of current updating practices in Canadian Provinces and Territories; and (3) to initiate two updating activities. Provinces and Territories indicated a common concern about, and awareness of, the professional/technical updating problem. Mail questionnaires were designed to identify interested firms, secure information about the firms, and identify accessible areas, types of activities, and the most suitable periods for updating activities. The survey resulted in the preliminary identification of 50 Manitoba business and industrial establishments willing to collaborate. The two cooperative updating activities--one in the university setting and another in industry--proved to be very successful for student teachers, industry, and the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba. Recommendations involved the mandating of a provincial agency for updating activities and a listing of interested firms to be updated annually. Appendixes include a comprehensive list of Manitoba business and industrial firms with addresses and names of presidents, a list of firms willing to participate, with names and titles of contact persons, and information on the two updating ventures. (YLB)
Descriptors: Business, Business Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Improvement Programs, Industry, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Retraining, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Improvement, Trade and Industrial Teachers, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg. Div. of Vocational Education.; Manitoba Univ., Winnipeg. Faculty of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Canada