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ERIC Number: ED574498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 75
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 89
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Improving the Quality of Career and Technical Alternative Teacher Preparation: An Induction Model of Professional Development and Support
Bottoms, Gene; Egelson, Paula; Sass, Heather; Uhn, John
National Research Center for Career and Technical Education
This report presents the results of the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education's (NRCCTE's) five-year collaboration with the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) to develop an induction model for new career and technical education (CTE) teachers pursuing an alternative route to certification that increases their competence, self-efficacy, and retention. CTE teachers who enter the profession through alternative routes are more likely to feel confident about their knowledge of their career field but less confident about their ability to convey that knowledge to students. Many alternatively certified CTE teachers express concern regarding classroom management, student motivation, and planning instruction for special needs students. As this report outlines, research indicates that alternatively certified teachers need professional development in planning, instructional methods, assessment, and how to support struggling students. Alternatively certified CTE teachers also need feedback about their work, strategies for managing added demands on their time and energy, and resources for planning and teaching. In response to these needs, this field-tested induction model builds the capacity of beginning CTE teachers to offer instruction that is both intellectually demanding and standards-focused and thus more likely to improve CTE students' academic achievement. The model also builds CTE teachers' capacity to design instruction that is actively engaging using strategies like project-based learning and cooperative learning. Students who are actively engaged intellectually and emotionally in their high school courses are more likely to stay in school, acquire their high school diplomas in four years, and enter postsecondary institutions without the need for remediation. The appendices listed in the table of contents for this report are presented in a separate document. [For the executive summary, see ED574499. For the appendices, see ED574500.]
National Research Center for Career and Technical Education. University of Louisville, College of Education and Human Development, Louisville, KY 40292. Tel: 877-372-2283; Tel: 502-852-4727; Fax: 502-852-3308; e-mail: nrccte@louisville.edu Web site: http://www.nrccte.org
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Research Center for Career and Technical Education; Southern Regional Education Board
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Teacher Efficacy Scale
Grant or Contract Numbers: VO51A070003