ERIC Number: ED253706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Perceived Barriers to Implementing Florida's Competency-Based Business Education Curriculum.
Slaugh, Linda Ann Cochran
A study examined the attitudes of Florida business teachers toward perceived barriers to implementing the Florida competency-based business curriculum materials and also the characteristics of business teachers who would be most likely to receive and adopt curriculum innovations. During the study, a five-part questionnaire that contained questions concerning demography, perceived barriers, change orientation, innovativeness and flexibility, and attitudes toward competency-based education was administered to a random sample of full-time Florida business education teachers. The sample consisted of 151 secondary business teachers, 58 vocational and technical center business teachers, and 116 community college business teachers. The secondary business teachers saw the most barriers to implementing the curriculum. Those mentioned most frequently were lack of time and lack of clerical assistance. Included among demographic variables that were most predictive of the teacher's perception of barriers to implementing the curriculum were the type of school in which the teacher taught, the amount of inservice training received, and the amount of related work experience the teacher had. (The survey instrument is appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Business Education, Business Education Teachers, Community Colleges, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Demography, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Influences, Innovation, Postsecondary Education, Predictor Variables, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, State Programs, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (New Orleans, LA, December 1984).