ERIC Number: ED303628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Collaborative Approach to Planning the Induction Process for Beginning Vocational Teachers.
Camp, William G.; Heath, Betty
An effective induction assistance program is necessary to prepare beginning vocational education teachers. A structured approach should be based on research, educational theory, experience, and the best thinking that can be found. To be successful, an induction assistance program must be a collaborative effort, accepted and supported by local administrators and teachers. Education faculty members at the local university also need to be involved. They can examine alternative solutions being tried throughout the country and evaluate them for possible implementation. At least one other group must be involved--the teacher professional organization. Members of specific teacher professional organizations have the program expertise and experiences that the beginning vocational teacher lacks. Under the leadership of the state vocational organization, members of the respective affiliate vocational teacher organizations should provide that experience to beginning teachers. Finally, a series of professional development centers should be created and professional development local coordinators should be hired to aid preservice and beginning teachers. An improved induction program will lead to better teaching of vocational education subjects. (KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Vocational Education Research Association (St. Louis, MO, December 2-6, 1988).