ERIC Number: ED324493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug-21
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Staff Development Handbook for Vocational Education Teachers in Vance County Schools.
Farmer, Edgar I.
This paper presents future directions for vocational education teachers and administrators in an effort to assist them in updating and revising their instructional programs. The paper begins with a synopsis of the history of vocational education and proceeds to visions of the future. An attachment defines good teaching (as perceived by Marshall Brain), followed by an outline of a four-step teaching approach, and a description of leadership styles associated with teaching styles. The following attachment describes the problems and characteristics associated with vocational education students, explains how these problems affect the learning process, and suggests strategies to overcome the problems. Later attachments include information on effective discipline in the classroom, self-esteem boosters, improving writing skills (including how to calculate reading levels with the Gunning Fog Index), writing a mini-grant, and an in-service model for credentialing vocational education teachers. (KC)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Disadvantaged Youth, Discipline, Educational History, Educationally Disadvantaged, Grantsmanship, Postsecondary Education, Problems, Secondary Education, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Student Characteristics, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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