ERIC Number: ED398429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-May
Vocational Education Standards for National Board Certification. Draft.
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Detroit, MI.
This document examines the 12 draft standards for accomplished vocational education teachers that were developed by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that was founded in 1987 to strengthen the teaching profession and thereby improve learning. The 12 standards pertain to the following objectives/aspects of vocational education: knowledge of students; knowledge of subject matter; learning environment; advancing knowledge of vocational subject matter; workplace readiness; managing and balancing multiple life roles; social development; assessment; reflective practice; collaborative partnerships; contributions to the professional community; and family and community partnerships. The preface and introduction discuss the following: the philosophical context, role of the standards in the certificaton framework, and the importance of standards as a tool for strengthening teaching and thereby preparing adolescents to meet the changing demands of the workplace. After a brief overview, each standard is discussed in detail along with the knowledge, skills, dispositions, and habits of mind that allow vocational educators to practice at a high level. Concluding the document are an epilogue, list of standards committee members, and feedback form. (MN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Detroit, MI.