ERIC Number: ED326663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Research Priorities and Goals for Vocational Education Personnel Development.
Griggs, Mildred Barnes
The purpose of this project was to identify and gain consensus among vocational educators regarding their perceptions of the most critical research goals and the most critical research problem areas in vocational education personnel development. The Delphi technique was used in the three rounds of the survey. The first round requested lists of the five most critical research goals and the five most critical research problem areas. Analyses identified 50 goal statements and 75 problem areas. In the second round of the survey, participants were asked to identify the 10 most critical research goal statements and 12 most critical research problems. Items selected by 75 percent of the participants were on the survey questionnaire in round three. In round three, there was agreement among 90 percent of the 73 participants on the goals and problem areas. The goals were as follows: (1) clarify the mission and goals; (2) determine appropriate requirements for and effective ways to deliver programs; (3) improve the quality of preservice teacher education; (4) improve the quality of inservice teacher education; (5) improve ability to select, recruit, and retain students into vocational teacher education; (6) improve teacher educator preparation; (7) improve ability to serve special populations; (8) determine requirements for teacher certification; (9) improve professionalism of vocational educators; and (10) improve leader development. (13 references) (YLB)
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Educational Research, Leadership, Postsecondary Education, Program Improvement, Research Needs, Research Problems, Secondary Education, Surveys, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
National Center for Research in Vocational Education Materials Distribution Service, Horrabin Hall 46, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455 (Order No. MDS-114, $1.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.