ERIC Number: ED023900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Self-Initiated Evaluation of State Teacher Education Programs in Vocational Education.
Kerwood, Robert Vaughn
To develop an instrument to guide the self-initiated evaluation of a state program of vocational teacher education, three specific objectives were identified and accomplished: (1) to develop criteria and indicators, (2) to validate an instrument, and (3) to analyze, by occupational service area and position, the ratings given by a sample of vocational education personnel. A stratified random sample of state directors, head state supervisors, and head teacher educators of vocational education yielded 316 completed questionnaires. The data were analyzed by occupational service area and position, utilizing the one-way analysis of variance technique. Nine criterion statements with 76 attendance indicators were validated within the following dimensions: (1) planning, (2) coordination among occupational service areas, (3) coordination with the total state program of vocational education, (4) supplying the demand for vocational personnel, (5) occupational competence, (6) accessibility of vocational teacher education, (7) research, (8) instructional materials, and (9) systematic evaluation. The three groups were in agreement on their ratings of seven of the nine criterion statements; significant differences were in the areas of research and instructional materials. The groups were also in agreement on their ratings of 70 of the 76 indicators. (DM)
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Program Evaluation, Self Evaluation, State Supervisors, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Vocational Directors, Vocational Education
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