ERIC Number: ED417315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Technological Education Report 1995-1996.
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Div. of Vocational Technological Education.
This report provides annual information on the number of teachers participating in preservice and inservice teacher programs and results of follow-up surveys conducted of students and their employers in Arizona. Section I provides information on teacher participation in both preservice and inservice teacher education. It shows Arizona's universities produce relatively few vocational teachers but with these caveats: not all vocational teaching positions require a baccalaureate degree and many teaching candidates have completed teacher preparation programs in other states. Data on three state universities and other providers of inservice education is provided. Professional development activities are also summarized, including business and industry partnerships, a summer institute, mentoring teams, and a conference. Section II presents follow-up data. It reports that Arizona's graduating class of 1995 included 7,856 who completed a vocational technological education program. These results of the employer survey are provided: more than 60 percent of students were still employed nearly 18 months after high school graduation; 25 percent of employers who knew the student had completed a vocational technological program gave hiring preference to that student; less than 15 percent of employers received a transcript; and employers consistently felt students' skills met or exceeded their expectation. Appendixes include lists of districts reporting and not reporting employer data and employer follow-up survey. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Div. of Vocational Technological Education.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona