ERIC Number: ED237683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Identification and Verification of the Competencies Deemed Unique and Essential for Beginning Vocational Administrators in Florida. Final Report.
Mohamed, Dominic A.
A study was conducted to identify and verify the competencies that are considered necessary for beginning vocational administrators in Florida. During the study, an 83-item survey questionnaire that covered 15 broad competency statement areas was administered to a sample of 137 individuals. Included in the study sample were all of Florida's 67 currently employed county directors of vocational education programs, 28 community and junior college occupational deans, and 31 area center directors. Also surveyed were 8 randomly selected vocational education teachers and 3 randomly selected comprehensive high school principals. The respondents rated as essential one or more competencies in each of the following task areas: vocational needs assessment; vocational education planning; vocational curriculum design and implementation; vocational curriculum evaluation and improvement; vocational program articulation; vocational instructional management; vocational student recruitment, retention, placement, and followup; vocational staff management and development; vocational legislative, labor, and professional relations; establishment and utilization of vocational education advisory committees; school, community, labor, and management relations; vocational education facilities planning and management; safety management; and vocational program fiscal management. The only competency area that did not include any competencies perceived to be essential by the survey respondents was that of vocational equipment management. (Included in this report are the survey questionnaire and 17 histograms detailing how each performance indicator was rated.) (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Education, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Role, Administrators, Articulation (Education), Competence, Curriculum Development, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Entry Workers, Job Analysis, Job Performance, Job Skills, Needs Assessment, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Staff Development, State Programs, State Surveys, Vocational Directors
Division of EPHRD, Florida International University School of Education, Miami, FL 33199 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Florida International Univ., Miami. Div. of Vocational Education.