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Nickolich, David; Feldhaus, Charles; Cotton, Sam; Barrett, Andrew, II; Smallwood, Jim – Journal of Technology Studies, 2010
The purpose of this study was to measure perceived professional and personal life satisfaction of Indiana Workplace Specialist I (WS I) faculty and their mentors. Workplace Specialist I teachers are all first-year career and technical education (CTE) faculty who must complete the WS I training program to be eligible for the Workplace Specialist II…
Descriptors: Mentors, Elementary Secondary Education, Life Satisfaction, Statistical Significance
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Zirkle, Chris; Cotton, Sam – Tech Directions, 2001
The number of career and technical education (CTE) teacher preparation programs is decreasing, certification requirements for administrators are in flux, and the desirability of administrative careers has diminished. The leadership shortage in CTE must be addressed by advocating for change in state licensure, providing professional development,…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Certification, Educational Administration, Labor Needs
Cotton, Sam – 1994
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…
Descriptors: Business Education Teachers, Educational Needs, High Schools, Mainstreaming