ERIC Number: ED166467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Identification of Competencies Needed by Local Vocational Administrators in Mississippi.
Fair, James W., Comp.; Simmons, Kenneth L., Comp.
The purpose of this study was to identify and analyze competencies needed by local vocational administrators and to develop an administration model for training local vocational administrators in Mississippi. An inventory of competencies was developed through a review of related literature and was revised by a panel of five workshop participants. The revised list of competencies contained 168 task statements organized into nine categories. A questionnaire, incorporating this list, was mailed to all 127 secondary and postsecondary vocational administrators in Mississippi. The responses were analyzed to determine the frequency with which each task was used, the degree of training needed for each task, and the characteristics of the administrators responding. With respect to amount of time spent performing each task, two categories,--instructional management, and business and financial management--were rated the highest. These two categories, along with those of program planning, development, evaluation, and instructional management, were rated the highest with respect to amount of training needed. Finally, the results indicated that the largest number of vocational directors in Mississippi have nine years of experience or less. (Appended materials comprise the bulk of this document and include such items as the administrative task inventory, master list of competencies, summary of responses to 168 administrative tasks, etc.) (JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.; Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Mississippi Research and Curriculum Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, State College.
Authoring Institution: N/A
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