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ERIC Number: ED017686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
Pages: 253
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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AN EXPLORATORY ANALYSIS OF THE ROLES AND ROLE CONFLICTS OF VOCATIONAL TEACHERS IN OKLAHOMA. FINAL REPORT.
SUTKER, SOLOMON; AND OTHERS
THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS STUDY WERE TO (1) DEPICT THE ROLE OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE, TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL, DISTRIBUTIVE EDUCATION, AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION TEACHERS IN OKLAHOMA, (2) ASSESS THE POTENTIAL FOR ROLE CONFLICT ASSOCIATED WITH THEIR ACTIVITIES, AND (3) OPERATIONALIZE ROLE THEORY AS AN APPROACH FOR INVESTIGATING EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS. INSTRUMENTS WERE DEVELOPED FOR ASSESSING THE ATTRIBUTES AND EXTENT OF JOB SATISFACTION OF VOCATIONAL TEACHERS, THE ACTIVITY COGNITIONS (WHAT THE TEACHER SAYS HE DOES AND WHAT THE EVALUATORS PERCEIVE HE ACTUALLY DOES) AND NORMATIVE EXPECTATIONS (WHAT THE TEACHER AND EVALUATORS PERCEIVE HE SHOULD DO) OF THE TEACHER AND THE ASCRIPTION OF LEGITIMACY BY THE TEACHERS TO GROUPS WHICH THEY FEEL HAVE A RIGHT TO HOLD EXPECTATIONS CONCERNING WHAT VOCATIONAL TEACHERS DO. MATERIAL SECURED BY GROUP INTERVIEW SESSIONS FROM OVER 1,500 RESPONDENTS, INCLUDING APPROXIMATELY 250 VOCATIONAL TEACHERS, FROM A STRATIFIED RANDOM SAMPLE OF 87 SCHOOLS WAS ANALYZED. SUBSTANTIAL DIFFERENCES IN ATTRIBUTES BETWEEN TEACHERS IN DIFFERENT FIELDS OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION WERE FOUND, BUT TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL TEACHERS ESPECIALLY HAD CHARACTERISTICS WHICH TENDED TO SET THEM APART. JOB SATISFACTION APPEARED TO BE HIGHEST FOR DISTRIBUTIVE EDUCATION AND LOWEST FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION TEACHERS. SIGNIFICANT DISPARITIES EXISTED BETWEEN THE FOUR TYPES OF VOCATIONAL TEACHERS, VOCATIONAL AND NONVOCATIONAL STUDENTS, PARENTS, COUNSELORS, NONVOCATIONAL TEACHERS, AND ADMINISTRATORS ON EXPECTATIONS AS TO WHAT THE TEACHERS DO AND SHOULD DO IN RELATION TO 70 SPECIFIED ACTIVITIES. ROLE CONFLICT APPEARED TO BE SUBSTANTIAL BUT NOT EXCESSIVE. THE TEACHERS USUALLY ASCRIBED THE RIGHT TO HOLD EXPECTATIONS OF THEIR ACTIVITIES TO LOCAL ADMINISTRATORS AND STATE BOARD PERSONNEL ONLY. THE CONCEPT OF ROLE CAN BE OPERATIONALIZED, AND THE RESULTS OF STUDIES OF THIS TYPE CAN BE TRANSLATED INTO MEANINGFUL ACTION. A BIBLIOGRAPHY, SAMPLES OF THE INSTRUMENTS, AND DATA ARE INCLUDED. (MM)
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater.
Identifiers: OKLAHOMA