ERIC Number: ED034863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Profiles of Trade and Technical Leaders: Comprehensive Report.
Barlow, Melvin L.; Reinhart, Bruce
To provide descriptive information to determine leader characteristics of trade and technical education leaders in California, a series of three questionnaires were used to collect data from over 250 persons and 30 interviews were conducted. Findings included: (1) The median age was 48.56 years, (2) Over 50 percent had a degree when they started to teach and slightly over 75 percent when they entered supervision and/or administration, (3) Median salary was $15,344, (4) About 85 percent spent all their time in coordination, supervision, and/or administration, and (5) Meetings, report writing, and coordinating were the most often-reported activities. Fifteen major issues were identified and 10 solutions were rated by 239 leaders. Some of these issues and highest rated solutions were: (1) The status of vocational education can be improved by orienting counselors to its values, (2) Federal efforts can be more effective by increasing flexibility, (3) Inservice education can resolve shortages of qualified vocational education teachers, (5) Involvement in counseling programs will help relationships between academic and vocational education teachers. A summary of this report is available as VT 007 615. A similar study on teacher profiles is available as ED 019 457. (GR)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Industrial Education.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Div. of Vocational Education.