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ERIC Number: ED016131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Pages: 56
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ENLISTED MEN SEPARATING FROM THE MILITARY SERVICE AS A POTENTIAL SOURCE OF TEACHERS FOR VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL SCHOOLS.
HENSEL, JAMES W.; AND OTHERS
THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE STUDY WAS TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE MILITARY SERVICES OFFERED A POTENTIAL SOURCE FOR VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL TEACHERS. MILITARY OFFICIALS DESIGNATED ONE ARMY, ONE NAVY, AND ONE AIR FORCE BASE WHICH REPRESENTED A TYPICAL SEPARATION CENTER FOR EACH PARTICULAR SERVICE. A QUESTIONNAIRE, ADMINISTERED BY DESIGNATED BASE OFFICIALS TO 1,152 ENLISTED MEN SEPARATING FROM THESE SERVICES DURING JUNE OR JULY 1966, GATHERED INFORMATION ON THEIR INTEREST IN TEACHING, EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND, OCCUPATIONAL EXPERIENCES, PERSONAL AND OTHER FACTORS. TWENTY-SEVEN PERCENT EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN TEACHING. THE AGE GROUP, 21-22 YEARS, EXPRESSED AN ABOVE-AVERAGE INTEREST AND WERE YOUNG ENOUGH TO AFFORD THE TIME TO MEET CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS. THE PERCENTAGE INTERESTED INCREASED DRAMATICALLY AS THE LEVEL OF EDUCATION INCREASED. THOSE WHO HAD 13 OR MORE YEARS OF EDUCATION PRIOR TO MILITARY SERVICE WERE THE GROUP MOST INTERESTED. THERE WAS NO POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YEARS OF ACTIVE MILITARY SERVICE AND INTEREST IN TEACHING, BUT THE PERCENTAGE OF MEN INTERESTED INCREASED CONSISTENTLY AS RANK INCREASED. OF THOSE INTERESTED, 42 PERCENT HAD COMPLETED COURSE WORK AND 51 PERCENT REPORTED SOME TYPE OF OCCUPATIONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE TECHNICAL, TRADE, OR INDUSTRIAL AREA, 82 PERCENT WERE WILLING TO TAKE 1 OR MORE YEARS OF ADDITIONAL TRAINING TO QUALIFY FOR TEACHING, A MAJORITY WOULD TEACH AT ANY LEVEL, AND 53 PERCENT WOULD MOVE TO ANOTHER STATE. ABOUT 9 PERCENT OF THE SAMPLE, 104 MEN, WERE CLASSIFIED AS OUTSTANDING TEACHER PROSPECTS FOR VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL AREAS. REFERENCES AND THE QUESTIONNAIRE ARE INCLUDED. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.
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