ERIC Number: ED025695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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A Study of Part-Time Instructors in Vocational-Technical Education Among Community Colleges in Michigan.
Messerschmidt, Dale Harvey
The purpose of this study was to determine the practices used by community colleges in the State of Michigan to recruit, hire, and prepare part-time instructors in vocational-technical education, and to compare certain attitudes on six selected variables. Administrators of programs at twelve colleges were interviewed and the Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory and a personal data sheet administered to 327 instructors employed by the community colleges. Results from the interviews showed, among other things, that local business and industry were the primary source of part-time instructors for community colleges, and that topics which instructors wanted in inservice education included teaching methods, examination item writing, lesson plan preparation, and the philosophy of the community college. Tests of hypotheses concerned with the instructors' attitudes toward students showed that the length of teaching experience and course work in education had an effect on the attitudes of part-time instructors but no effect on the attitudes of full-time instructors; the age at which part-time and full-time instructors started teaching had no effect on instructors' attitude toward students. (author/nl)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Business, Community Colleges, Doctoral Dissertations, Industry, Part Time Faculty, Recruitment, Teacher Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education
University Microfilms, 300 Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 68-4191, MF $3.00; Xerography $6.40).
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.
Identifiers: Michigan; Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory
Note: 135p., Ph. D. Thesis.