ERIC Number: ED174748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Education Research and Development Priorities for Minnesota. 1976-77 Minnesota Survey of Vocational Education Needs.
Dreyer, Ronald C.; Smith, Brandon B.
A study was conducted to determine the research and development priorities for Minnesota as perceived by vocational educators and selected groups of industrial personnel trainers and to determine to what extent research and development priorities have changed during the past seven years. A total of 998 vocational educators and 364 industrial personnel having responsibilities related to personnel training responded to a survey questionnaire. The survey questionnaire, which contained forty-nine items related to research and/or development activities, requested respondents to rate the item's criticalness of need for research. Survey items were obtained from a similar national survey of vocational education priorities conducted by the Center for Vocational and Technical Education at Ohio State University. Findings indicate that in general, vocational educators and industrial personnel prioritized the items in a similar fashion. The two highest rated items were (1) provide opportunities for all vocational students to acquire the basic skills (e.g., reading, communication, math) required for coursework and jobs and (2) improve opportunities for inservice vocational personnel to renew and expand their competencies. (The survey instruments and data analysis information are appended.) (Author/LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Note: The questionnaires in this document may not reproduce well due to small print