ERIC Number: ED352456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Using Professional Development To Facilitate Vocational and Academic Education Integration: A Practitioner's Guide.
Finch, Curtis R.; And Others
This guide focuses on ways that professional development may be used to assist educators in transforming their schools to more futuristic structures where vocational and academic education integration flourishes. Although the guide centers on integration, information presented should be of value to anyone who plans and organizes comprehensive change in school settings. First, several of the new demands and realities associated with professional development are presented. Next, vocational and academic education integration is viewed in the context of an emerging professional development paradigm. Finally, professional development approaches that administrators, teachers, and counselors can use to facilitate the integration of vocational and academic education are described. These approaches, which are based on discussions with professional educators at school sites in 10 different states, are summarized in a list of suggestions for providing relevant professional development. The suggestions presented should be of value to anyone who is currently initiating or planning to establish integrated programs. (11 references) (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Counselor Role, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Inservice Teacher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Professional Development, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
NCRVE Materials Distribution Service, 46 Horrabin Hall, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455 (order no. MDS-277: ($2).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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.