ERIC Number: ED362637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Partners in Progress...A Staff Development Activity for Occupational and Academic Faculty. Director's Handbook.
Craig, Annette; Walter, Diana M.
This handbook is designed for directors of secondary vocational education who are interested in activities to support tech prep programs and the integration of academic and vocational education. The activities could, however, be easily adapted to work on the postsecondary/community college level. Its purpose is to give occupational faculty the opportunity to shadow practicing professionals in order to gain familiarity with the latest equipment, trends, and techniques in the field. An equally important component of the activity is to partner vocational and academic faculty in the shadowing experience. Chapter I lists some suggested outcomes of the activity. Chapter II outlines costs that vocational directors should anticipate. Five steps in setting up the activity are described in chapter III: selecting the faculty, defining the expectations and outcomes for faculty, selecting the shadowing site, making the contact, and preparing for the shadowing experience. Chapters IV and V address briefly conducting the activity and evaluation and follow-up. Appendixes include a teacher planning checklist that provides the teacher with some useful tips in preparing for the shadowing experience; an evaluation form; and integrated lesson plan forms (versions A and B). (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Articulation (Education), Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Faculty Development, High Schools, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Job Shadowing, Learning Activities, Partnerships in Education, Program Costs, Program Development, Program Implementation, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Improvement, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Partnership for Academic and Career Education, Pendleton, SC.