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ERIC Number: ED205687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
A Report of a Research Project: A Comparison of the Importance of Tasks and the Degree of Training Needed for Michigan Vocational Administrators.
Savio, Mary L.
A study examined those competencies needed by local administrators of Michigan vocational education programs at the secondary and career-education-planning-district (CEPD) levels to carry out effectively their duties and responsibilities. The Administrator Task Inventory, a survey to identify and verify the importance of and the need for training for 191 vocational administrator tasks, was completed by 28 Michigan vocational administrators at the secondary, postsecondary, and CEPD levels. After the means and medians were established for both the importance of the task and the degree of training needed to complete the task, data from this survey was compared to corresponding data collected in the National Administrator Research Study conducted in May and June, 1976. Respondents to both surveys ranked evaluation of instructional program effectiveness as the most important task of the administrator. Other high-rated task areas included professional relations and self-development and business and financial management. Recommendations were made concerning the need for training in these areas and for further research. (Twenty-three tables summarizing survey data are included in the report, along with the survey instrument.) (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Education, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Administrators, Career Education, Competence, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Inservice Teacher Education, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Management Development, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, State Surveys, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central Michigan Univ., Mount Pleasant.
Identifiers: Administrator Task Inventory; Michigan; National Administrator Research Study