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ERIC Number: ED066607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Pages: 167
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A Descriptive Study of the Relationship of the Educational and Occupational Background to the Teaching Effectiveness of Occupational Child Care Teachers.
Shoemaker, Kathryn Anne
This study was an investigation of the qualifications needed by child care occupational teachers to teach students entry level child care skills. Data were gathered by means of: (1) a questionnaire designed to collect information pertaining to such background factors as coursework in early childhood and occupational education plus occupational experience with preschool-age children, and (2) rating scales designed to assess the teacher's effectiveness, her 1971 graduates employed as child care aides, and the aides' employers. Six teachers originally met the criteria, but because a respective 1971 graduate and employer could not be obtained for four teachers, the final teacher sample was two. The questionnaire and teacher version of the rating scale were sent to six teachers, while the employee and employer versions of the rating scale were sent to the two respective employers and employees. Data obtained from five teachers revealed that: (1) all five had bachelor's degrees in home economics, (2) three had master's degrees, (3) four had coursework in early childhood education beyond those courses required for the vocational certificate, and (4) four had a gainful job with preschool-aged children for at least 3 months. Because of the meager sample, conclusions concerning the background factors or the effectiveness of the teachers could not be made. (Author/SB)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Oklahoma State University