ERIC Number: ED337701
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Development of a Teacher Training Program in Human Services in Pennsylvania. Final Report.
Weis, Susan F.; Olson, Susan S.
This report describes a 4-year project designed to develop a teacher education program at Pennsylvania State University to prepare teachers for human services occupations. In the 1987-88 project year, five initial steps were taken: (1) development of a rationale for the program; (2) a literature review; (3) collection of resource materials; (4) installation of an electronic bulletin board to connect project personnel with a vocational education network; and (5) dissemination of information about the program. A third-party evaluation indicated that the project is worthwhile, addresses real needs, and is in an appropriate setting. The program's chances of success depend on selling it to local administrators, informing human services employers about the program, presenting papers about the program at professional conferences, conducting a workshop for high school guidance counselors about the program, and carefully selecting an advisory committee. (Fifteen appendixes, which make up most of the document, include a list of institutions offering human services programs in Pennsylvania, instructions for using the electronic mail system, a list of consultants, minutes of meetings with personnel at the university, a model of the proposed human services occupations teacher education program, a model of a human services occupations career ladder, an administrator needs assessment summary, minutes of advisory committee meetings, a project evaluation by advisory committee, materials concerning dissemination activities, resource lists, human service agency lists, a management plan chart, a program goals list, a review of literature, and a third-party evaluators' report.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Div. of Counseling and Educational Psychology and Career Studies.