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ERIC Number: ED307420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-17
Pages: 16
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Trade and Industrial Education: Visions of the Future.
Farmer, Edgar I.
The future effectiveness of trade and industrial (T&I) education programs can be increased by reforms in teacher education, collaboration with national support agencies, and taking advantage of technological and instructional advances. Among the important teacher education reforms are the following: (1) teacher preparation should include liberal arts studies and academic skills; (2) certification levels and work assignments should recognize the difference in teachers' knowledge, skill, and commitment; (3) a differentiated staffing pattern should be established and include master and lead teachers; (4) teacher preparation should include study of the subjects they will teach, under the tutelage of instructors who are effective teaching models and who understand the pedagogy related to those studies; (5) generic education courses should be replaced with studies of teaching and learning that are subject-matter oriented; and (6) special teacher recruitment and retraining efforts should be aimed at ethnic and racial minority groups. Collaboration with national support groups should include relationships with the American Association for Vocational Instructional Materials and the Vocational-Technical Education Consortium of the States. Among the technical and instructional advances that should be utilized are computer-based competency modules, video teleconferencing, occupational competency testing; vocational education competency achievement tracking system, and computerized competency/test-item bank. (CML)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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