ERIC Number: ED252678
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Major Responsibilities of Future Industrial Teacher Education Department Leaders.
Marshall, John A.
A Delphi study identified probable responsibilities of departmental leaders in industrial teacher education (ITE) in the future. Three rounds of correspondence with a panel of experts were used to obtain ratings, arrive at consensus, and rank responsibility statements. The responsibility ranked most important was "manage department resources to achieve departmental goals" followed by "direct recruitment of more academically able students into teacher education programs." The panel also ranked the importance of eight topic categories in which responsibility statements were grouped. In rank order, the categories were: personnel, funding, external relations, curriculum, administration, technology/change, recruitment, and designation. Conclusions drawn from the panel's rankings indicated that major responsibilities of future department leaders in ITE will be efficient resource management, student recruitment, obtaining adequate levels of funding and related support services, obtaining external sources of funding, and motivation of faculty to keep curriculum and courses up-to-date. Consensus on future responsibilities of ITE departmental leaders provides data for improvement of programs to prepare and upgrade departmental leaders and offers prospective leaders an insight into the field and a database with which to compare expectations, interests, and abilities. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (New Orleans, LA, December 1984).