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The Development and Validation of an Inservice Program for Vocational Teachers of the Disadvantaged. Final Report [microform] / Norman D. Ehresman and Others
Bib ID 5339211
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Ehresman, Norman D
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1976 
164 p. 

The major objective of the research project was to develop and implement an inservice education program designed to improve teaching effectiveness of vocational teachers of disadvantaged students in vocational programs. In addition, the authors sought to determine the effects of the inservice program on teachers and their students and to develop a handbook (available as a separate document) that would include the specific procedures and materials utilized in the inservice programs. Drawn from vocational secondary school programs of Kentucky's region 4, 32 teachers from the areas of business and office, distributive education, and home economics were randomly selected and assigned to experimental and control groups. The inservice program was developed, which consisted of a series of individualized modules utilizing written materials, worksheets, and films to be used individually or in six evening group sessions. Only the experimental group participated in the inservice program, but both groups received the posttest, which included seven major instruments (examples included in the appendix). Inservice and comprehensive evaluations and collected data from the posttest did reveal significant differences between the experimental and control groups. In all the areas measured, the inservice program appeared to have a definite positive effect upon the participants. (BM)


Sponsoring Agency: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: G00-750-0437.

ERIC Note: For a related document see CE 011 430 ; Some parts of appendix may not reproduce clearly due to print quality of the original document.

Educational level discussed: Secondary Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Business Education Teachers.  |  Curriculum Research.  |  Disadvantaged Youth.  |  Distributive Education Teachers.  |  Inservice Teacher Education.  |  Occupational Home Economics.  |  Program Development.  |  Program Evaluation.  |  Secondary Education.  |  Teacher Education Curriculum.  |  Teacher Effectiveness.  |  Vocational Education.  |  Vocational Education Teachers.  |  Kentucky
Form/genre Reports, Descriptive.
Other authors/contributors Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green. Center for Career and Vocational Teacher Education
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