ERIC Number: ED023869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Industrial Education for the Visually Limited: The Teacher and His Approaches to Instruction in the Residential School.
Baugrud, Kim Julius
The purposes of this survey were to (1) ascertain the personal and professional characteristics of industrial education teachers of the visually limited, (2) identify prevailing instructional methods and techniques used by these teachers, and (3) ascertain the nature and extent of agreement between these teachers and selected specialists on their methods and techniques. Data were collected by questionnaire from 68 teachers in public and private residential schools for the blind and from 12 specialists. Major findings included: (1) 80 percent of the teachers had been in their present position more than 3 years, (2) Teachers learned methods of instruction by themselves or from other teachers, (3) 74 percent of the degree teachers had or were pursuing graduate degrees but less than 20 percent of all teachers had an American Association of Instructors of the Blind teacher rating, (4) There was a correlation of .834 between teachers and specialists on instructional methods, and (5) Teachers reported a need for course work in methods of teaching visually limited students. This study was submitted to the University of Missouri in fulfillment of the Ed.D. degree. (EM)
Descriptors: Blindness, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Industrial Education, Partial Vision, Questionnaires, Residential Schools, Specialists, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Background, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Trade and Industrial Teachers
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