ERIC Number: ED178693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
A Characteristics and Needs Profile of Ohio's 1978-79 Vocational Education Teachers. Part I: Teacher Characteristics.
Sage, James E.
A study was conducted to investigate the characteristics and personality profiles of the newly employed vocational teachers (agricultural, home economics, health,and industrial occupations) in Ohio who had not received professional teacher education. The 161 teachers included in the study were in attendance during a four-week preservice program on instruction at one of four Ohio universities. Data were collected using a demographic data sheet, the Tennessee Self Concept Scale, and the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule. Among the findings of the study was that the agricultural teachers were the youngest subpopulation while the trade and industrial teachers were the oldest. The most prevelant levels of education completed by the newly employed teachers was the high school diploma/equivalant and the certificate of completion from a post-high school training program. The agricultural and health occupations teachers had more professional (degree) level programs than had the trade and industrial and home economics teachers. (The objectives for the preservice program of instruction and profiles on each subpopulation are appended.) (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Academic Faculty for Vocational-Technical Education.
Note: For a related document see CE 022 527