ERIC Number: ED173611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Results of Vocational Education Inservice Training. Needs Assessment Survey.
Daugherty, Ronald D.; And Others
A vocational education inservice training needs assessment survey was conducted among secondary school principals, teachers, superintendents, coordinators, and teacher aides throughout the state of Alaska. Individuals were asked to rate their own needs for inservice training in various areas of vocational education, the methods of inservice training which they preferred, and their ratings of the importance of several characteristics of inservice training. Among the survey results are the following: "vocational education in emerging occupations" was ranked highest by a majority of all principals and teachers in the area of inservice training needs; in regard to methods, a majority of teachers and coordinators ranked demonstration of materials or methods as first preference; and the majority of principals, teachers, and coordinators ranked the following as the higher of the important characteristics of vocational education inservice training: "inservice training should improve classroom performance,""inservice training should acquaint teachers with new materials and innovations," and "inservice training should be based on specific objectives." (A copy of the survey instrument is included in the document.) (JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.
Authoring Institution: Northern Inst. for Research, Training, and Development, Inc., Anchorage, AK.