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ERIC Number: ED017687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 76
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES OF TEACHERS OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN FLORIDA.
GIANINI, PAUL C.; KURTH, EDWIN L.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCY OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION TEACHERS WAS A FUNCTION OF SEVERAL EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND VARIABLES. THE SUBJECTS, 106 TECHNICAL EDUCATION TEACHERS IN THE JUNIOR COLLEGES OF FLORIDA, WERE JUDGED ON THE BASES OF A BASIC COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION, A SOCIOMETRIC RATING OF PROFESSIONAL COLLEAGUES, AND THE LEVEL OF COOPERATION SHOWN DURING THE STUDY. BACKGROUND VARIABLES INCLUDED (1) TYPE AND CLASSIFICATION OF COLLEGE ATTENDED, (2) ELAPSED TIME BETWEEN TEACHING CERTIFICATION AND RECEIPT OF TECHNICAL SUBJECT DEGREE, (3) GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION OF DEGREE GRANTING COLLEGE, (4) OTHER DEGREES ACQUIRED, (5) AMOUNT OF OCCUPATIONAL EXPERIENCE OTHER THAN TEACHING, AND (6) THE CLASSIFICATION OF THE OTHER OCCUPATIONAL EXPERIENCE. FINDINGS INCLUDED--(1) TEACHERS WHO HELD ACADEMIC DEGREES IN ADDITION TO THE DEGREE IN THEIR SPECIALTY AREA SCORED SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER ON THE COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION, (2) HIGHER SCORES ON THE SOCIOMETRIC MEASURE WERE GENERALLY ACHIEVED BY THOSE WITH NO EXPERIENCE OTHER THAN TEACHING, (3) HIGHER COOPERATIVENESS RATINGS WERE GENERALLY ACHIEVED BY THOSE WHO RECEIVED THEIR TECHNICAL DEGREE IN THE NORTHEASTERN STATES, AND (4) THERE WERE NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES BASED ON COLLEGES ATTENDED, TIME LAPSE BETWEEN DEGREE AND CERTIFICATION, AND THE NUMBER OF YEARS EMPLOYED IN OTHER OCCUPATIONS. THE QUESTIONNAIRE, SOCIOMETRIC MEASURE, AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE INCLUDED. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Identifiers: FLORIDA