ERIC Number: ED435805
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Career and Technical Educator's Survival Guide. Revised Edition.
Smith, Clifton L.; Edmunds, Niel A.
This guide is intended to help career and technical education teachers perform the new roles expected of them in view of the new emphasis on school-to-careers programs. The following are among the topics discussed in the guide's nine chapters: role of the career and technical educator; providing career guidance; integrating academic and career and technical education; advising a student organization; providing work-based learning; helping students make the transition from school to careers; creating a community relations program; evaluating and improving programs; and professional development. Included in end-of-chapter appendixes located throughout the guide are the following: addresses of publishers of commercially available career portfolios and career information; resources for curriculum integration and tech prep programs; explanation of differences between conventional and Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) classrooms; SCANS three-part foundation; SCANS five competencies; sample training agreement; sample training plan and evaluation; sample instrument for evaluation of general work-based performance; sample resume and letter of application for students with related work experience; individualized recruiting plan; guidelines for writing a press release; resources for promoting programs; sample alert and cover letters; employer questionnaire; student follow-up questionnaire; sample student evaluation of instructor form; and addresses of seven related professional organizations. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Career Education, Career Guidance, Community Relations, Competence, Counseling Techniques, Education Work Relationship, Faculty Advisers, Guidelines, Integrated Curriculum, National Organizations, Postsecondary Education, Professional Associations, Professional Development, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Public Relations, Questionnaires, Records (Forms), School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Student Organizations, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Guides, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Association for Career and Technical Education, 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (order no. BCARTECSG: members, $24.95; nonmembers $27.95). Tel: 800-826-9972 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Association for Career and Technical Education, Alexandria, VA.