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ERIC Number: ED264367
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Pages: 154
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Manitoba Business and Vocational/Industrial Secondary Teachers' Responses to Updating of Their Professional/Technical Skills and Knowledge. [Section 2.]
Porozny, George H.; Cap, Orest
This document, section 2 of a three-part study, reports on an effort to determine willingness of business and vocational/industrial teachers in Manitoba to update their professional skills and knowledge. One hundred sixty-three (out of 244) teachers sent usable returns to a survey to determine the extent to which they have obtained updating experiences, teachers' obligations to update, preferences for time and frequency of updating, incentives, and the importance of selected institutions/methods. Findings showed 70 percent of business teachers and 92 percent of vocational/industrial teachers had completed work experience before commencing teacher education programs. Fifty-nine percent of the teachers indicated no business and industrial work experience since beginning teaching. Almost two-thirds said work experience was valuable since it helped them become more effective teachers. Eighty-eight percent felt a professional obligation to update skills and knowledge continually; one-third of that group maintained that updating should occur at least yearly. Educational leave with guaranteed position/salary and school inservice days were recommended as times for updating. A majority supported voluntary updating for retention of teaching certificates, with educational leave and credit towards a degree/certificate as major incentives. Industry- and business-sponsored programs for updating were strongly supported. (Appendixes include instruments and teacher comments.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Teachers' Society, Winnipeg.; Manitoba Univ., Winnipeg. Faculty of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Canada