ERIC Number: ED027880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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Directors of Vocational-Technical Education in the Public Junior Colleges of the United States.
Fielding, Marvin R.
This study examined the duties and qualifications of vocational-technical directors and certain aspects of their administration. It was limited to those who gave at least half time to such administration. From questionnaires sent to 479 institutions, 162 subjects were identified. It was found that (1) most came from junior college teaching, most of the rest from high school or junior college administration; (2) there were 150 bachelor's degrees, 127 master's, 23 doctor's; (3) 73 had worked in a skilled trade, 61 in sales, 69 in management; (4) 121 had administrative experience; (5) 106 had taught in high school, 73 in junior college, 51 in senior institutions; (6) their main duties included working with advisory committees, consulting on program development, addressing various groups, new teacher orientation, evaluating instruction; (7) more graduate work was needed in principles and practice of administration and curriculum construction; (8) the most valuable experience was commercial; (9) 96 reported to a chief administrator. Conclusions were (1) these directors will increase in number; (2) they should have commercial experience, particularly in their subject area; (3) education should include an engineering, vocational-technical, or industrial major, graduate work in educational administration and vocational education; (4) professional background should include vocational teaching and, if possible, junior college administration; (5) most, but not all, directors were well qualified. (HH)
Descriptors: Administrator Qualifications, Doctoral Dissertations, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia.