ERIC Number: ED391075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Attitudes, Knowledge, and Skills of Indiana Vocational Teachers Related to Special Populations. Summary Data Report.
A study was conducted to identify strengths and weaknesses in vocational teacher preparation and attitudes for working with special populations students in secondary education in Indiana. The study collected information from 527 vocational teachers representing 39 of the 47 area vocational districts (about one-half the vocational teachers in the state) using a survey. Some of the results of the survey are the following: (1) the average number of special populations students the teachers served during the last school year was 21; (2) almost half the teachers had no postsecondary credit-hour training related to special populations; (3) about half the teachers had 15 hours or less of seminars or workshops related to working with special populations, and an additional 25 percent had no training; (4) about half the teachers were familiar with Individualized Education Plans, although fewer than 40 percent had ever participated in preparing such a plan; and (5) many teachers were interested in additional training in working with special needs students, but very few had time or resources to get this training. (Two separate short reports detail the answers of vocational business teachers and trade and industry teachers to the survey.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN.
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