ERIC Number: ED478955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Attributes and Characteristics of Exemplary, Leading, and Innovative Career and Technical Education Teacher Preparation Programs.
Bruening, Thomas H.; Scanlon, Dennis C.; Hoover, Tracy S.; Hodes, Carol; Shao, Xiaorong; Dhital, Purandhar; Zolotov, Alexandre; Harmon, Hobart
A study determined critical attributes of the nation's exemplary, leading, or innovative (ELI) career-technical education teacher preparation programs. National experts identified 13 critical attributes of an ELI teacher preparation program. Researchers conducted site visits to 5 institutions--University of Georgia, University of Minnesota, The Ohio State University, The Pennsylvania State University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and used critical attributes as bases for structured interview protocols. The ELI institutions were often among those mentioned as the "most wired colleges". Institutional policies regarding computer support played a critical role in technology integration; faculty's willingness to adopt technology was an important factor. Students and faculty mentioned the rigor of field experiences and their important role in professional development. Teacher preparation and classroom practice were connected, and coursework had a congruent, well-planned sequence. Faculty members were active, high profile local and national researchers and authors. Exemplary faculty had a holistic view of students. Faculty shared a vision and purpose for their programs. Academic standards were integrated into methods courses; students were familiar with their state standards before they entered the classroom. Programs were responsive to standards of professional organizations. (Appendixes include 35 references, Delphi technique methodology, and attributes of ELI programs.) (YLB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Delphi Technique, Educational Assessment, Educational Innovation, Educational Quality, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Information Technology, Professional Development, State Standards, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators, Technology Integration, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, St. Paul, MN.