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ERIC Number: ED020370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 1
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A STUDY OF THE MEANING OF SELECTED PROGRAM PLANNING CONCEPTS IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION.
BEARD, HARRY G.
TO MEASURE THE MEANING ASSIGNED BY LOCAL SCHOOL PERSONNEL TO NEW PROGRAM PLANNING CONCEPTS IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, DIFFERENCES WERE DETERMINED BETWEEN (1) A NEW AND A COMPARABLE TRADITIONAL CONCEPT, (2) THE CLUSTER OF NEW CONCEPTS AND THE CLUSTER OF TRADITIONAL CONCEPTS, AND (3) THE CLUSTER OF NEW CONCEPTS AND A CLUSTER OF CONCEPTS ON EXPERIMENTATION AND INSERVICE EDUCATION PROPOSED AS REQUISITE TO NEW PROGRAM PLANNING CONCEPTS. A SEMANTIC DIFFERENTIAL INSTRUMENT WAS CONSTRUCTED AND ADMINISTERED TO A 20 PERCENT RANDOM SAMPLE OF NORTH CAROLINA VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TEACHERS IN GROUP INTERVIEWS. THE T TEST AND WALD-WOLFOWITZ TWO-SAMPLE RUNS TEST WERE USED TO MAKE COMPARISONS. BOTH DIFFERENCES AND LACK OF DIFFERENCES IN MEANING ASSIGNED TO SPECIFIC NEW CONCEPTS AND TRADITIONAL CONCEPTS, INDICATED THAT (1) UNIFIED LOCAL PLANNING ACROSS FIELDS AND SERVICES, LOCAL PLANNING ON THE TRADITIONAL BASIS WERE EQUALLY GOOD, STRONG, AND ACTIVE, (2) UNIFIED EFFORTS IN INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING THROUGH THE COURSE "INTRODUCTION TO VOCATIONS" WERE POORER, WEAKER AND LESS ACTIVE THAN THE TRADITIONAL APPROACH, AND (3) BEGINNING WITH A GENERAL AGRICULTURE COURSE FOLLOWED BY SPECIALTY COURSES WAS BETTER, STRONGER, AND MORE ACTIVE THAN THE TRADITIONAL CONTENT ORGANIZATION. THERE WAS A LACK OF DIFFERENTIATION BETWEEN CLUSTERS OF NEW AND TRADITIONAL CONCEPTS AND BETWEEN NEW AND REQUISITE CONCEPTS. A CLOSER SEMANTIC RELATIONSHIP EXISTED BETWEEN THE NEW AND TRADITIONAL AND THE NEW AND REQUISITE CONCEPTS THAN AMONG THE NEW CONCEPTS. THIS D.ED. THESIS, SUBMITTED TO CORNELL UNIVERSITY, IS AVAILABLE AS 66-5502 FOR $3.00 ON MICROFILM AND FOR $5.80 AS XEROXED COPY FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, INC., 300 NORTH ZEEB ROAD, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48106. (JM)
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Identifiers: NORTH CAROLINA