Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Harry S. Sutherland

Second Committee Member

Robert Carlton

Third Committee Member

George Grossman


This project served to develop a teacher manual for teachers of adults at the Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute in Bellingham, Washington. The project was designed to assist in staff development by (1) informing vocational instructors of state and school policies and procedures, (2) identifying new and updated teaching guidelines, and (3) by assisting in orienting new staff to school and vocational education procedures. Further, the unique aspects and legal requirements of vocational education for adults are discussed. It is the intent of the writer to develop a manual that will expediate orientation of new members of the faculty while at the same time providing a ready resource of policies and procedures for all staff members.