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ERIC Number: EJ940548
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1531-4952
Professional Development Needs of Idaho Technology Teachers: Teaching and Learning
Cannon, John G.; Kitchel, Allen; Duncan, Dennis W.; Arnett, Sally E.
Journal of Career and Technical Education, v26 n1 p32-47 Spr 2011
This study's purpose was to identify the teaching and learning professional development needs of [state] secondary technology teachers. Teachers' perceived level of importance and competence for 35 teaching and learning items were used to calculate mean weighted discrepancy scores (MWDS). Approximately 63% (n = 46) of [state] secondary technology teachers participated in the study. The MWDS analysis indicated that the highest rated perceived training needs in the teaching and learning area were "Utilize Computer Numerical Control (CNC) software and applications", "Teaching students to think critically and creatively", "Motivating students to learn", "Integration of science standards into the CTE curriculum", and "Teaching problem-solving & decision-making skills". Individuals involved with teacher preparation and in-service training can use the findings to inform the development of pre-service curriculum and in-service educational offerings. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Idaho