ERIC Number: ED355444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Preparation Teacher. Revised.
This guide is designed to assist in defining the role and responsibilities of vocational preparation (VP) teachers in Missouri. Section 1 discusses the role of the VP teacher in instructing and preparing students from special populations in prevocational skills essential to completing a vocational program. Section 2 summarizes relevant legislation. The remainder of the guide is divided into five sections, each of which focuses on one of five areas of responsibility of the VP teacher. Each section begins with an overview and concludes with sample resources. Section 3 addresses skills useful to students in obtaining employment and in other life situations. Suggestions are included for teaching practical and less tangible skills. Section 4 addresses methods for effective career exploration. It includes how to use resource books, guest speakers, field trips, and job shadowing. Section 5 focuses on vocational assessment to determine the most appropriate vocational education/occupation areas for each student. Section 6 offers guidelines for assisting the VP teacher in working with vocational instructors to ensure the skills and assessments he/she teaches are those necessary for successful entrance into the vocational education program. Section 7 looks at some ways meetings or contacts with other teachers, administrators, counselors, other educational personnel, parents, and advisory committee members might be handled. A glossary and 42 references are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Career Education, Career Exploration, Course Evaluation, Daily Living Skills, Educational Cooperation, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Integrated Curriculum, Job Skills, Prevocational Education, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Statewide Planning, Student Evaluation, Vocational Aptitude, Vocational Education, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Rehabilitation
Instructional Materials Laboratory, 8 London Hall, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211 (order no 95-0094-I: $16.20).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Missouri LINC.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri