ERIC Number: ED170449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Basic Competencies for Entry Level Vocational Home Economics Teachers in the State of Idaho.
Condie, Helen; Gebo, Emma
A study was conducted to determine the competencies which the home economics teachers in Idaho felt were absolutely necessary for a beginning home economics teacher in Idaho to have to best meet student needs. A survey instrument was designed, after consultation with teacher educators and state staff for vocational home economics in Idaho, to assess competencies in three basic areas: educator's role, teacher-learner transaction, and subject matter competencies (e.g., children and parenting, nutrition, clothing, and financial resources). The survey also included questions concerning year of graduation, years of teaching experience, current teaching position, and educational level of the respondents. Two hundred eighteen surveys were distributed to junior high and senior high home economics teachers who were under Idaho contract for the 1977-78 year, and 143 responded (65% return rate). Data were categorized and tabulated according to frequency of response using percentages. Results included the following: (1) beginning teachers should show pride, confidence, and enthusiasm in the profession and establish good working relationships with the students, and (2) teachers must provide opportunities in which learners are motivated. (Line graphs illustrate survey results. A sample of the survey instrument is appended along with results in percentages.) (CT)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Idaho State Board of Vocational Education, Boise.
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Univ., Pocatello. Consumer Economics Dept.
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