ERIC Number: ED226216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec-31
Reference Count: 0
Influence of Time Management Concepts on the Productivity of Vocational Teachers. Final Report. Time Management Concept Project. Department Report No. 57.
Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Dept. of Agricultural Education.
A study was conducted to determine how vocational teachers used their time, whether teachers in different vocational areas used their time differently, whether a workshop on time management would improve their use of time, and if such factors as marital status, sex, and extended contracts influenced how vocational teachers used their time. Random samples of vocational teachers in Nebraska were selected from the areas of business home economics, marketing, industrial, and special vocational needs. A total of 104 teachers recorded time used in 12 competence areas for a month. Following a time management workshop, the teachers recorded their time usage for another month and the two sets of data were compared. After analysis of the findings, the following conclusions were reached: (1) vocational teachers spend more time on professional activities in the early part of the week than in the later days; (2) vocational teachers have much more time under their personal control than is often thought; (3) home economics teachers spend the most time on work-related activities; (4) a study of time management, such as the workshop used in this study, can be effective in changing how vocational teachers plan and use time; and (5) the instrument used in the study is effective for use by vocational educators in determining how they spend their time. The study hypothesized that teaching vocational educators to make better use of their time would have benefits for students because of the teachers' more positive attitudes and provision of a role model of organized efficiency. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Dept. of Agricultural Education.
Identifiers: Nebraska; Time Management
Note: Includes Department Report No. 56--the data collection instrument. For a related document see CE 034 809.