ERIC Number: ED328745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Vocational Education Teaching Alternatives: Models for the Delivery of Vocational Teacher Education.
Burrow, James L.; Farmer, Edgar I.
A review of the context of vocational education reform highlights historical efforts implemented through legislation requirements in 46 states within some vocational teacher education programs that are consistent with current reform recommendations. Current recommendations include the Holmes Group and the Carnegie Commission proposals for restructuring teacher education. These proposals emphasize strategies for improving the quality of teachers, teaching, and the teaching profession. Three alternative models for the delivery of vocational teacher education identify their relationship to the goals of educational reform: (1) a restricted baccalaureate model; (2) a post-baccalaureate model; and (3) a field-based model for recruiting and inducting nontraditional vocational teachers. Several activities must support the three models of delivery to meet the challenges of reform: (1) creation of a vocational education and teacher education leadership development institute; (2) active recruitment, preparation, and support of minorities; and (3) ensuring that all tenured vocational education teachers meet minimum requirements. Further research activities include: (1) creating a national commission to investigate alternative delivery models; (2) updating the vocational education knowledge base; and (3) exploring the feasibility of differentiated staffing pattern for vocational education teachers. Twelve references and 11 pages of materials to reproduce are provided. (NLA)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Educational Change, Higher Education, Knowledge Level, Minority Group Teachers, Nontenured Faculty, Nontraditional Education, Secondary Education, Staff Utilization, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs, Tenured Faculty, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Vocational Association (St. Louis, MO, December 1988).