ERIC Number: ED224980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec-7
Reference Count: 0
The Influence of Time Management Concepts on the Productivity of Vocational Teachers.
Gades, Robert E.; Dillon, Roy D.
A study determined the amount of time vocational teachers devote to professional job activities and whether an intensive time management workshop could improve time utilization by vocational teachers. Thirty teachers in each of five vocational areas recorded professional time use in a booklet that was divided into 12 major duty categories and further broken down into 52 separate duty tasks that vocational teachers might perform. Data were collected for two 4-week periods, one in the fall and another in the spring. Half of the subjects participated in an intensive 2-day time management workshop in January. Data showed that teachers worked an average of 55 hours each week. About half of that time was spent teaching day vocational classes; half their professional time was left for other activities. Factors that influenced time use were extended contracts, marital status, office in professional organizations, sex, and school-owned transportation. Teachers who participated in the 2-day workshop responded much differently in the spring data collection study than they did in the fall study. Study of time management made them more aware of time and their effective use of it. (YLB)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Faculty Workload, Inservice Teacher Education, Instruction, Noninstructional Responsibility, Productivity, Program Effectiveness, Secondary Education, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Load, Time, Use Studies, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Time Management; Time Utilization
Note: Presented at the Annual Research Meeting of the American Vocational Education Research Association (St. Louis, MO, December 7, 1982).