ERIC Number: ED025697
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An Analysis of the Custodial Training Programs in Indiana School Corporations.
Wargo, John George, Jr.
Custodial training programs were surveyed and analyzed in Indiana to determine number employed, assess attitudes of school administrators toward training of custodians, locate school corporations with custodial handbooks, and ascertain opinions of administrators regarding custodial services. Information cards on custodial training were received from 235 schools. Questionnaires were then mailed to the 56 school corporations with training programs. It was found that few training programs existed, and the apprenticeship method was used by the majority of schools. Demonstrations by supply companies salesmen were used to increase knowledge of experienced custodians. No college classes or correspondence courses were used to train custodians. The primary area of instruction was in housekeeping and employment practices and benefits, but educational purposes, aims, and objectives or custodial evaluation methods were not included, nor did school corporations have custodial handbooks. Evidence reveals that the position of custodian will continue to increase in importance and training programs should be developed cooperatively by school corporations and vocational schools. (author/pt)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Apprenticeships, Custodian Training, Demonstrations (Educational), Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Objectives, Employment Practices, Evaluation, Guides, Questionnaires, School Districts, School Maintenance
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Note: Ed. D. Thesis.