ERIC Number: ED030751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
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Leadership Role, Functions, Procedures and Administration of Vocational Technical Education Agencies at the State Level. Final Report. Volume II; An Analysis of Factors Associated with Differences in Perceptions of State-Level Administration of Vocational-Technical Education.
This phase of the nationwide study of vocational education was conducted to investigate factors which might be associated with differences in perceptions of state administration by selected groups. The role of the state agency of vocational-technical education was defined in terms of leadership, regulation, and involvement of appropriate groups in planning and implementation of programs. Reactions to a series of questions were elicited from 1,898 individuals in 39 states and Puerto Rico by means of the Group Interview Guide. The instrument also included items pertaining to attitudes held by these groups toward vocational-technical education. Some conclusions were: (1) Regional differences exist in perceptions of state-level administration, (2) Differences may be related to some extent to the degree of urbanization of state population, (3) Differences in perceptions by region also affected state agency organization, program enrollment, and funds, (4) The great variability in response patterns within each of the groups indicates that other factors have contributed to the views of the individuals composing these various groups. Volumes I and III of this study are available as VT 008 833 and VT 008 832. (CH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
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Identifiers: Group Interview Guide