ERIC Number: ED351568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Professional Development of Beginning Vocational Teachers: An Introduction to the Professional Development Program for Beginning Vocational Teachers.
Camp, William G.; Heath-Camp, Betty
This guide serves as an introduction to the Professional Development Program for Beginning Vocational Teachers. The program has a research base; its overall goal, as outlined in the guide, is to provide a flexible and adaptable mechanism for beginning vocational teachers to have a smoother transition into the field of teaching. The program consists of 11 major components: (1) systematic administrative support; (2) a detailed orientation structured around a specific set of topics; (3) a research-based beginning teacher handbook; (4) a structured mentoring program; (5) a peer support group; (6) an ongoing series of inservice workshops; (7) coaching in reflection; (8) certification courses for teachers with provisional or emergency certificates; (9) a professional development plan individualized to the beginning teacher; (10) a professional development center; and (11) a local professional development coordinator. The program is designed as a collaborative effort involving the local education agency, the state department of education, professional teacher organizations, and teacher education institutions. (KC)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Program Development, Secondary Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Supervision, Teaching Experience, Vocational Education Teachers
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.
Note: With assistance from Elaine Adams. For related documents, see ED 342 926, ED 346 291-292, and CE 062 513.