Counselor involvement in professional development and preparedness for roles in tech prep

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Author: Puckett, Paula A.; Bragg, Debra D.

Abstract:

An ex post facto survey design was used with secondary and postsecondary counsellors situated within seven purposively selected community colleges in Illinois to examine relationships among their personal and professional backgrounds, professional development experiences, and perceptions of roles and responsibilities in tech prep. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics, Principal Axis Factor (PAF), and correlational analysis. Results show few counsellors participated in ongoing experiential professional development approaches such as curriculum planning, study groups, or action research. Discrepancies emerged between counsellor involvement in professional development approaches and their perceptions of the most helpful methods of professional development and preparedness for roles in tech prep. Qualitative results suggest these differences may be associated with the omission of counsellors in decision making about professional development, limited resources to support counsellor involvement in tech prep, and scepticism among counsellors about the viability of tech prep benefits for all students.

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An ex post facto survey design was used with secondary and postsecondary counsellors situated within seven purposively selected community colleges in Illinois to examine relationships among their personal and professional backgrounds, professional development experiences, and perceptions of roles and responsibilities in tech prep. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics, Principal Axis Factor (PAF), and correlational analysis. Results show few counsellors participated in ongoing experiential professional development approaches such as curriculum planning, study groups, or action ...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Workforce development; Research; Career development

Keywords: Community college; Professional development; Research project; Career counsellor

Geographic subjects: North America; United States

Published: Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia and American Vocational Education Research Association, 2000

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Journal title: Journal of vocational education research

Journal volume : 25

Journal number: 3

Journal date: 2000

Pages: pp.346-381

ISSN: 0739-3369

Statement of responsibility: Paula A. Puckett, Debra D. Bragg

Resource type: Article

Call Number:
TD/TNC 66.365



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