ERIC Number: ED337706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Guidelines for Initiating Certification Standards in Health Occupations Education.
Richards, Beverly; Moore, Susan
A survey based on a position paper provided an opportunity for a 50% random sample of members of the Health Occupations Education Division of the American Vocational Association to express their opinions on national teacher certification standards. Members were asked to indicate their degree of support using a Likert-type rating scale of eight standards required by state departments of education: (1) individual qualifications for teachers; (2) competence in general, professional, and occupational education; (3) certification for secondary and postsecondary levels; (4) cooperative agreements and certification reciprocity; (5) recency of occupational experience; (6) commitment to recruitment and retention strategies; (7) strong educational linkages and articulation agreements; and (8) national database. Guidelines for initiating national certification standards for health occupations education evolved from changes instituted in the certification process. The guidelines are: (1) meet with state certification personnel regarding requirements for initiating/changing standards; (2) develop a broad base of support; (3) conduct a survey of action to certify in other states; (4) identify pertinent studies; and (5) justify legal support for the request. (Definitions of relevant terms, an executive summary of Pennsylvania's Cogency Review, and 42 references are included.) (NLA)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Articulation (Education), Competence, Cooperative Programs, Databases, Education Work Relationship, Educational Technology, Employment Experience, Guidelines, Higher Education, Labor Turnover, Postsecondary Education, School Support, Secondary Education, Standards, Teacher Certification, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Recruitment
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Vocational Education.