ERIC Number: ED315575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec-2
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A Personnel Development Program for Non-Degreed Post Secondary Vocational Instructors.
Thompson, Cecelia; Thompson, Dale E.
The Vocational-Technical Division of the Arkansas Department of Education has developed a personnel development program for nondegreed instructors employed in postsecondary vocational-technical schools in Arkansas. A professional development committee made up of the instructor, a supervisor of instruction, and a university teacher educator helps the instructor organize and implement an individualized personnel development plan that addresses the following areas: (1) teaching skill development; (2) technical work experience; (3) related professional activities; and (4) participation in a bachelor's degree program. As the instructor works within the four areas, he or she moves up the career ladder and becomes eligible for promotions and pay increases. All instructors enter the teaching field at the bottom of the career ladder, which is the provisional instructor level. To move up through the levels of instructor, senior instructor, and master instructor, persons must complete the Professional Development Institute during the first year of teaching, demonstrate competence in varying numbers of performance-based instructor education program modules, attend professional meetings, become active in community service projects, complete a bachelor's degree, accumulate continuing education units (CEUs), and teach at the postsecondary level. To remain at the level of master instructor, one must accumulate an additional 4 CEUs every 8 years. (CML)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas