ERIC Number: ED457330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Reforming Career and Technical Education Teacher Licensure and Preparation: A Public Policy Synthesis. Information Paper 1001.
Gray, Kenneth C.; Walter, Richard A.
The preservice licensure and preparation of career and technical education (CTE) teachers was examined to determine whether changes in CTE teacher licensure requirements are necessary. Two overarching missions of CTE were identified. The first was traditional/tech prep (leading to employment). The second was a more general combination of education through occupations, work/family/community/technology, and tech prep (leading to employment or further education). The analysis focused on the following issues: (1) the external policy context (general teacher education reform trends and issues; teacher shortages); (2) the internal policy context (state testing requirements; increased training credentials of technicians; transition to work and postsecondary education; work-based learning; integration of academic and vocational education; special needs students; CTE teacher shortages; declining numbers and consolidation of teacher education programs); (3) policy constraints (multiple programs; lack of consensus regarding mission; state teacher licensure regulations; CTE teacher shortages); (4) policy variables (acquiring and certifying occupational/technical/subject-matter knowledge, academic credentials; instructional design/pedagogy; general knowledge; and assessment). The analysis resulted in five variations of the mission of CTE programs in public schools, as well as policy recommendations for CTE state licensure regulations, recommendations for CTE teacher preparation reform, and additional recommendations regarding modifying state CTE licensure requirements and linking CTE licensure/preparation reform to federal funding. (Contains 47 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Articulation (Education), Change Strategies, Comparative Analysis, Credentials, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Demand, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Supply, Educational Trends, Experiential Learning, Government School Relationship, Instructional Design, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Occupational Clusters, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Standard Setting, State Programs, State Standards, Teacher Certification, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Competency Testing, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Shortage, Teaching Methods, Tech Prep, Testing Programs, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Work Experience Programs
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education, Columbus, OH.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act 1998