ERIC Number: ED265410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
In-Service Teacher Education: A Key to Excellence in Vocational Education. Proceedings of a National Conference (Washington, D.C., April 10, 1985).
Patton, Ruth Volz, Ed.; Lawrence, Marianne, Ed.
These 10 papers focus on the key to excellence in vocational education in light of teacher assessment and effective assessment systems, challenges to testing students and teachers and the legal implications, basic and employability skills, and the need for vocational teacher technological update strategies. "Introduction and Colloquium Purpose" (Rupert Evans) offers a brief introduction to the above concerns. "Assessing the Professional Performance of Teachers: Promising Principles and Practices" (Glen Fardig) considers what should be assessed, the skills of effective vocational teaching, and what needs to be accomplished. "The Law and Testing of Students and Teachers" (August W. Steinhilber) addresses the legality of testing. "Basic Skills--Integration of Mathematics and Science into the Teaching of Vocational Education" (Donald Maley) considers the reasons and opportunities for this integration, including the process, systems, and construction approaches. "Basic Skills into the Teaching of Vocational Education" (Dewey Allen Adams) offers a broader range of "basics," discusses how a broader focus enhances vocational education, and suggests implications for the preparation and inservice education of vocational teaching personnel. "Employability Skills--Basics for Employment: 'Keeping the Job'" (Lee W. Stewart) discusses the basics that are considered by industry to be a condition for graduation and includes a lengthy description of the Virginia Peninsula Vocational Training Council. "Drive for Show--Putt for Dough: Teaching Employability Skills in Occupational Education" (Richard D. Jones) focuses on the importance of employability skills. "A Strategy for Vocational Teacher Technological Update" (James B. Hamilton) discusses the need for such a strategy and characteristics essential to it. "Technological Update--Who's Responsible?" (Gary Bunch) considers obstacles and solutions. "Summarization" (Rupert Evans) highlights these themes: the basics, technical updating, Individualized Educational Plan for teachers, and program improvement. (YLB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Vocational Education Personnel Development Association, Arlington, VA.; National Research Coordinating Unit Association, Washington, DC.; Coordinating Committee on Research in Vocational Education (ED), Washington, DC.