ERIC Number: ED037580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct-30
Reference Count: 0
The Development of Material for the Orientation of School Administrators to Vocational Education Needs and Programs. Final Report.
Sybouts, Ward; Krepel, Wayne
The purpose of this study was to prepare a descriptive analysis of the relationship which exists between vocational education and administrators in Nebraska in order to prepare materials for preservice and in-service education of school administrators. A review of the literature led to development of demographic, role, attitude, and cognitive instruments which were administered to a sample of 51 superintendents and 51 principals. Data from analysis of the test scores and critical incidents, made possible the development of instructional materials. Finally, a test was made of the simulated materials at a workshop. Findings include: (1) Principals felt more obligated than superintendents toward initiating, developing, and maintaining occupational education, (2) Administrators from schools with enrollments of from 200-499 students indicated a stronger obligation toward initiation of occupational education programs than did administrators from larger or smaller schools, (3) Those educators who attended the workshop made significant gains on the cognitive tests and expressed more favorable feelings about vocational education, and (4) Simulation, or the in-basket technique of instruction provides high motivation and seems to reach the affective domain where traditional methods often fail. The instruments and related materials are appended. (BC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln.