ERIC Number: ED227066
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Effectiveness of Vocational Home Economics Teacher Certification Programs.
Davidson, Jane S.; Martin, Jennifer L.
A five-part questionnaire was used to determine the degree of effectiveness of homemaking teacher certification programs as perceived by 362 vocational homemaking teachers in two geographical areas of Texas. Responses revealed the extent to which graduates of home economics certification programs: (1) felt equipped to help youth and adults solve current socioeconomic problems of family living; (2) were prepared to meet demands for teaching in public schools; (3) possessed specific skills required of homemaking teachers; and (4) were acquainted with vocational education concepts and components. Results indicated that skills for effective management of vocational homemaking programs need to be strengthened in areas of teaching techniques for working with special needs learners, program organizational requirements, utilization of advisory councils, leadership organizations, counseling techniques, and use of commercial equipment. A need on the part of the teachers for increased exposure to occupational programs, vocational legislation concepts, and funding procedures was also indicated. (JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lamar Univ., Beaumont, TX.