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ERIC Number: ED016833
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 108
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Reference Count: 0
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INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO PREPARING HOME ECONOMICS LEADERS FOR EMERGING PROGRAMS SERVING DISADVANTAGED YOUTH AND ADULTS. FINAL REPORT, APPENDIX B.
GARRETT, PAULINE GILLETTE
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO DETERMINE WHETHER THERE WERE COMMON OPINIONS ABOUT THE ROLE AND FUNCTIONS OF PROFESSIONAL LEADERS OF HOME ECONOMICS EDUCATION IN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR DISADVANTAGED PARENTS IN THE STATE OF MISSOURI. FIFTY-EIGHT PROFESSIONAL EDUCATORS PARTICIPATED IN A STRUCTURED INTERVIEW USING A DECK OF 60 TWO-SORT CARDS, EACH CONTAINING A STATEMENT DESCRIBING A DIFFERENT JOB ACTIVITY CONCERNING THE PROFESSIONAL LEADER ROLE. WEIGHTED SCORES WERE ASSIGNED BY RESPONDENTS TO EACH ITEM SORTED, AND CORRELATION AND FACTOR ANALYSES WERE USED IN ANALYZING THE DATA AS TO ACTUAL AND IDEAL ROLES. ALTHOUGH THERE WAS A LACK OF AGREEMENT AMONG RESPONDENTS AS TO RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF VARIOUS ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE LEADERSHIP ROLE, MOST RESPONDENTS SEEMED TO CORRELATE IDEAL AND ACTUAL ROLES. RESPONDENTS VALUED THE LEADERSHIP ROLE MORE ON THE BASIS OF THEIR PERCEPTIONS OF HOW A PROFESSIONAL LEADER SHOULD BE INVOLVED THAN ON WHAT HE WAS ACTUALLY DOING. THEY SHOWED GENERAL AGREEMENT THAT MORE IMPORTANCE SHOULD BE ACCORDED THE ACTIVITIES COMPRISING PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING THE EVALUATIVE AND INSTRUCTIONAL ASPECTS. THEY DISAGREED MOST WITH THE ACTIVITIES COMPRISING THE ASPECT OF COOPERATION WITH AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT DISAGREEMENT EXISTS CONCERNING THE PATTERN OF THE PROFESSIONAL LEADER ROLE IN PARENT EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR THE DISADVANTAGED. BECAUSE THE LACK OF AGREEMENT COULD BE A POTENTIAL SOURCE OF CONFLICT, IT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED IN RELATION TO EXISTING AND EMERGING PROGRAMS. IMPLICATIONS OF THE STUDY WERE THAT (1) THERE IS A NEED FOR REALISTIC OBJECTIVES AND A CLEAR DEFINITION OF AUTHORITY, (2) CONSIDERING THE TREND OF USING HOME ECONOMICS TEACHERS IN PARENT-EDUCATION PROGRAMS, TEACHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS SHOULD PREPARE THEM TO COPE WITH SOCIO-ECONOMIC DIFFERENCES, AND (3) INCREASING EMPHASIS ON PROFESSIONALIZATION OF THE LEADERSHIP ROLE STRESSES THE NEED FOR CONTINUED INSERVICE TRAINING. AN EXTENSIVE REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE ON PARENT EDUCATION WITH REFERENCE TO THE DISADVANTAGED IS INCLUDED. RELATED DOCUMENTS ARE VT 004 011 AND VT 004 013. (FP)
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia.
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