Vocational Teacher Education Reform
– Vocational Teacher Education Reform The reform movements of the 1980s triggered numerous demands to reexamine and reform the way students and their teachers are educated. This Digest examines the implications for vocational teacher education emerging from general teacher education reform movements. It discusses how excellence in vocational education teaching can be achieved and proposes 21st century models for vocational teacher education. Impacts of Reform Movements on Vocational Teacher Education Several of the major reform initiatives of the 1980s and early 1990s argued that improving education requires improving teacher quality and, accordingly, teacher education….
Vocational Education Vs. Standardized Testing
– Plenty of schools focus on the scores that come from standardized testing. Though standardized testing is not going to help a student get to where they need to be in order to gain their career. In fact, standardized tests are mainly being used to measure a teacher’s ability to teach (Manalo 1). Why are schools basing their curriculum on standardized test scores rather than teaching vocational education courses that will help students later on in their lives. There are many different vocational courses which include; nursing, food ethics, computer solving, office management, and even cosmetology….
The Importance of Vocational Education
– … Due to this segregation of educational types and values between secondary schools and Vocational schools there was evidence of class and societal inequalities. This is evident in the following statement regarding Vocational education; ‘those whose education does not lend itself to educational treatment (e.g. shop messengers, those whose operations are automatic and require no mental effort)’ (Coolahan, 1984, p.125). Syllabi and courses Technical education was provided in the Vocational school setting which prepared a student for particular employment usually craft and skill based….
Vocational and Technical Teachers in Malaysia
– An issue arises whether the teachers in this country are ready to face and handle the challenges due to the birth of technology especially ICT in and out of school and due to the fact that the latest technology has acquired unique characteristics with lack of appropriate professional development, for these reasons it is necessary for teachers to be ready in terms of their knowledge, skills and also attitude in order to fully exploit the advantages in ICT (Rosnaini Mahmud, 2006). According to Ely (1995) the stress should not be on the technology itself but more on the teachers who will decide on the purpose in using the technology, how it is utilized and evaluates the effect of its use….
Using the Internet in Vocational Education
– Using the Internet in Vocational Education “It is an exciting time in education. The Internet offers new opportunities for students and teachers a link to learn in interesting ways” (Ellsworth 1994, p. xxiii). “Telecommunications truly is one of the most exciting educational tools I have encountered in my teaching career” (Watson 1994, p. 41). “The Internet’s usefulness is limited only by our level of commitment. We first have to get plugged in before we can get turned on. Then we can help our profession by using our imagination to create a vocational educator’s Dream Net in the years to come” (Seguin and Seguin 1995, p….