ERIC Number: ED326722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Center for the Development of Vocational Education Professional Personnel. Final Report for Academic Year 1987-1988 (July 1, 1987 to June 30, 1988).
Pittsburgh Univ., PA. School of Education.
The Center for Vocational Personnel Development at the University of Pittsburgh has provided preservice and inservice development of professional vocational education personnel for comprehensive high schools and area vocational-technical schools in the southwestern region of Pennsylvania since the mid-1970s. Although field-based, performance-based teacher education programs had been offered in the early 1980s, they have been phased out because of lack of response. The center will continue to conduct formal and informal needs surveys to determine when such off-campus courses are appropriate and will then offer them. The center has established programs fully approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for certification of supervisors and directors of vocational education, and has carried out the following component activities during the 1987-88 academic year: (1) center management, including fiscal and data records, advisory committee, the PITT NOTE newsletter, and the placement service; (2) performance-based teacher education; (3) supervisor's certification program; (4) director's certification program; (5) workshops and seminars; (6) occupational competency evaluations; and (7) research. (Details of these activities and evaluations within each component are reported separately in this document.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. School of Education.