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ERIC Number: ED011287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 10
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Reference Count: 0
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PERSONNEL NEEDS AND SUPPLY IN VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL EDUCATION ABOVE LOCAL TEACHER LEVEL.
STEVENSON, BILL W.
THE SUPPLY OF TRAINED PERSONNEL AT ALL EDUCATIONAL LEVELS MAY BE THE MOST CRITICAL LIMITING FACTOR IN MEETING THE DEMANDS NOW FACING VOCATIONAL EDUCATION. QUESTIONNAIRES WERE SENT TO STATE DEPARTMENTS OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TEACHER TRAINING DEPARTMENTS TO DETERMINE NEEDS FOR SUPERVISORS, RESEARCHERS, TEACHER TRAINERS, AND SUBJECT MATTER SPECIALISTS. AN ADDITIONAL INSTRUMENT WAS SENT TO TEACHER TRAINING DEPARTMENTS TO ASCERTAIN THE NUMBER OF GRADUATES AT THE MASTER'S AND DOCTORATE LEVEL. REPLIES WERE RECEIVED FROM 29 DEPARTMENTS OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (54 PERCENT) AND 179 TEACHER TRAINING DEPARTMENTS (36 PERCENT) REPRESENTING 111 INSTITUTIONS. A MAJOR FINDING WAS THAT 1,276 ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL WERE NEEDED AT THE STATE AND LOCAL LEVELS. CONCLUSIONS WERE--(1) THERE IS AN EXTREME SHORTAGE OF QUALIFIED PERSONNEL FOR LEADERSHIP POSITIONS IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, (2) THIS SHORTAGE WILL BECOME MORE SEVERE AS PRESENT PROGRAMS ARE EXPANDED AND NEW PROGRAMS ARE ADDED, AND (3) SOME PROGRAM OF LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING MUST BE INITIATED IF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IS TO FULFILL THE COMMITMENT OF THE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION ACT OF 1963. AN INTENSIFIED RECRUITMENT PROGRAM BY COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AND BY STATE DEPARTMENTS OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION SHOULD BE INITIATED TO INCREASE THE SUPPLY OF TRAINEES FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION POSITIONS AT THE LOCAL AND STATE LEVEL. (SL)
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater.
Identifiers: Oklahoma