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ERIC Number: ED010305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Oct
Pages: 153
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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SUPPLY AND DEMAND FACTORS AFFECTING VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PLANNING, A METHODOLOGICAL STUDY IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.
PODESTA, EDWARD A.
A PILOT STUDY WAS CONDUCTED TO DEVELOP A DESCRIPTIVE INVENTORY OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTORS AND TO EVALUATE PRELIMINARY DATA COLLECTION PROCEDURES FOR A REGIONAL OR NATIONAL AUDIT. A QUESTIONNAIRE, DISTRIBUTED TO ALL PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL AND JUNIOR COLLEGE INSTRUCTORS IN 3,050 INSTITUTIONS, PRODUCED A 55.3 PERCENT RESPONSE RATE. SURVEY FINDINGS INCLUDED CROSS-TABULATIONS AND FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTIONS WITHIN AND BETWEEN SUCH VARIABLES AS (1) AGE, (2) SEX, (3) EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE OUTSIDE TEACHING, (4) EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT ON ENTRY INTO TEACHING, (5) MOBILITY OF LOCATION AND ASSIGNMENTS, (6) TEACHING EXPERIENCE IN INSTRUCTIONAL FIELDS, (7) RELATION OF ADDITIONAL EDUCATION TO PRESENT INSTRUCTIONAL FIELD, (8) PRIMARY AND SECONDARY TEACHING ASSIGNMENTS, AND (9) PRESENT EMPLOYMENT STATUS. IN ADDITION, BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON INSTRUCTORS IN PROFIT-MAKING SCHOOLS, OBTAINED THROUGH INTERVIEW AND VERIFIED THROUGH RECORDS CHECKS, WAS REPORTED. THE WORK EXPERIENCE OF PUBLIC SCHOOL INSTRUCTORS IN INDUSTRIAL ARTS SUGGESTED A RESOURCE FOR VOCATIONAL INSTRUCTORS, AND BACKGROUNDS OF PRIVATE SCHOOL INSTRUCTORS INDICATED THAT THEY COULD SATISFY MOST CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL ASSIGNMENTS. ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURES FOR QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY APPLICATIONS WERE PRESENTED, AND A MODEL FOR A SECOND-PHASE EFFORT TO PROVIDE CROSS-VALIDATIONS OF FINDINGS IN THE PILOT STUDY WAS INCLUDED. (GC)
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Menlo Park); California (Santa Clara County)