ERIC Number: ED455409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
The Changing Role of Staff Development for Teachers and Trainers in Vocational Education and Training.
Harris, Roger; Simons, Michele; Hill, Doug; Smith, Erica; Pearce, Ron; Blakeley, John; Choy, Sarojni; Snewin, David
The changing role of staff development for teachers and trainers in Australia's vocational education and training (VET) sector was examined. Data collection strategies were as follows: a preliminary analysis of VET staff development provision; a literature review of mainly Australian sources; a Delphi survey involving 31 key stakeholders in VET across Australia; telephone interviews with human resource personnel in a national stratified sample of 394 public and private registered training organizations; a survey of 686 teachers and trainers in those organizations; and analysis of 15 case studies of staff development in selected VET organizations and programs. The examination focused on the following aspects of the topic: characteristics of teachers/trainers in the VET sector; future policy challenges and VET teachers/trainers; current arrangements for staff development; VET teachers/trainers and their experiences of staff development; and good practice in staff development for VET teachers/trainers. The overall profile of VET staff was one of a very diversified work force. Very different patterns in the approaches of public and private VET providers to staff development were found. (Twenty-nine tables/figures are included. The bibliography contains 67 references. Appendices A-F feature a literature review; overview of current provision of staff development; Delphi study; telephone survey; questionnaire; and case studies.) (MN)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Comparative Analysis, Delphi Technique, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Influences, Inservice Teacher Education, Literature Reviews, National Surveys, Participation, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Private Sector, Public Sector, Role of Education, Secondary Education, Staff Development, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Surveys, Telephone Surveys, Trainers, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Work Environment
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia. Tel: 08 8333 8400; Fax: 08 8331 9211; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.ncver.edu.au (Cat no. 595; $33 Australian). For full text: http://www.ncver.edu.au/cgi-bin/getpjm.pl?prID=nr8018 (Main document) and http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/proj/nr8018a.pdf (Appendixes C-F).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia