ERIC Number: ED416403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Preparation for Workplace Skill Instruction.
Anderson, Marcia A.
Teacher educators' views on preparing future business education teachers to deliver workplace skill instruction were examined in a survey of an adjusted sample of 183 members of the National Association of Teacher Educators for Business Education who were in teacher education positions. Of the 71 teacher educators who completed surveys (a 38.8% response rate), 38 were female and 33 were males. Of the 13 duty areas mentioned on the survey, demonstrating technological literacy, maintaining professionalism, communicating on the job, and demonstrating work ethics and behavior were mentioned as the 4 areas most frequently addressed in existing teacher education courses. Demonstrating technological literacy, seeking and applying for employment opportunities, communicating on the job, and maintaining professionalism were deemed the four areas in which graduates of business teacher preparation programs are best prepared. The majority of respondents (97.2%) agreed that workplace skills instruction should be addressed in teacher preparation programs, and 58% indicated that workplace skills instruction should be incorporated into all teacher preparation courses. Only 14.1% agreed that workplace skills instruction should be taught as a separate course. It was recommended that teacher educators' views on preparing teachers for workplace skills instruction be compared to program graduates' views. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Las Vegas, NV, December 1997).