ERIC Number: ED266309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Staff Development as Viewed by State Program Specialists.
Cooke, Betty D.
The 25 state program specialists in the state vocational education agencies were individually interviewed to assess their views on staff development. Themes that emerged from the composite interview information in the three areas of postsecondary education (part- and full-time programs), secondary education, and student support were very similar and yet there were differences in emphasis. Primary ideas about staff development that the specialists voiced as a group concerned flexible and diverse structures and delivery approaches, support for personal/professional development, the importance of planning and needs assessment, networking with other groups, high quality human resources and increased and equitable monetary resources, and guidance in curriculum development and revision and related information on specific content and teaching methods. Three themes or issues related to comprehensive staff development covering all of vocational education also emerged: the importance of establishing goals for the direction of vocational education and for the staff development needed to reach these goals, the need for better communication and a greater group effort among all specialists related to staff development and staff development needs, and the need to look at licensure and relicensure as they relate to staff development. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Board of Vocational-Technical Education, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota