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ERIC Number: ED556449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 179
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3036-1470-5
Addressing the Unique Training Needs of Post-Secondary Career and Technical School Faculty: The Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Pedagogical Training Workshop
Kerna Jamerson, Krista
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Robert Morris University
Career and Technical Education (CTE) instructors teach in an environment that requires simultaneous academic and occupational instruction that integrates theoretical and hands-on knowledge while working with a unique student population that has distinct learning needs. These instructors have the industry experience and in-depth content knowledge that is critical in the vocational classroom, but they are missing an important piece of instruction: basic knowledge of pedagogical theory. It is clear that CTE Schools must provide initial and ongoing training opportunities for instructors; however, it is difficult for these schools to identify what type of training is most appropriate (Cannon, Kitchel, & Duncan, 2011). Since few studies have been conducted to determine teacher in-service needs in CTE, finding training programs that fit the specific needs of CTE instructors is a significant challenge. However, this is a need that must be met because of the impact CTE can have on the economic vitality of our nation. The purpose of this mixed methods research study was to develop, implement, evaluate, and revise a pedagogical training workshop for faculty members at post-secondary career and technical schools. The data collected in this study provided insight into the thoughts and recommendations of CTE instructors and administrators at three post-secondary technical schools and also provided evidence related to the effectiveness of the workshop content and delivery methods including the "Getting Your Hands Dirty" lesson plan model. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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