ERIC Number: ED351603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Professional Development of Beginning Vocational Teachers: Implementation System.
Heath-Camp, Betty; Camp, William G.
Intended to help beginning vocational teachers make a smooth transition into the field of teaching, this document contains five guides that give a complete set of instructions for implementing, operating, and evaluating a comprehensive Professional Development Program for Beginning Vocational Teachers. The guides follow an introduction and executive summary. The Local Professional Development Coordinator Guide contains, among other things, sections on the qualifications and role of the local professional development coordinator. Among the sections in the Administrator Guide are discussions of the collaborative approach and the administrator's role in the program. Among the sections in the Mentor Guide are the following: the qualifications and characteristics of mentor teachers, the role and responsibility of mentor teachers, mentor training, an application for mentorship, and eight appendices. The guide called the Beginning Vocational Teacher Handbook is designed to be individualized and maintained by each beginning teacher. It contains information on or directions relating to the following areas: working with advisory committees; the business community; calendars, schedules, and due dates; and suggestions for success. The guide called Suggested Resources for the Professional Development Center contains annotations concerning resources on these topics: the vocational service areas, at-risk students, careers, communication, general information, student intervention, teacher education, teaching, technology education, and vocational education. (CML)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Mentors, Professional Development, Professional Personnel, Secondary Education, Teacher Supervision, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
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 062 446.