ERIC Number: ED023928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Professional Personnel in State Divisions of Vocational Education: Policies, Practices, Requirements. Research 15.
Rice, Dick C.
To depict the current status of vocational education state leadership personnel in terms of policies, numbers, education, and experience, a five-part questionnaire was utilized in 31 states to: (1) determine the existence and content of professional personnel policies and their effects on the operation of state divisions of vocational education, (2) identify the training and the experience qualifications of present state division professional staff members, and (3) ascertain training and experience needs of state division personnel. Satisfactory written policies existed in most states for personnel selection, recruitment, dismissal, retirement, tenure, inservice training, and evaluation. More adequate policies on salary and professional leave are needed in about one-half of the states. Strategy found to be successful in retraining capable personnel were salary increases, opportunities for further education, and promotions. Nearly all states had policies which specify experience requirements. Educational requirements for 73 percent of the 562 positions stipulated a masters' degree. A 73 percent growth in the number of professional personnel occurred between 1960 and 1965 and a 32 percent growth is anticipated from 1965 to 1970. Some recommendations were that: (1) comparative salary schedules be developed and recruitment bases be broadened, and (2) work experience requirements be discontinued for some positions. (DM)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrators, Dismissal (Personnel), Disqualification, Educational Experience, Employment Opportunities, Inservice Education, Leaves of Absence, Personnel Evaluation, Personnel Needs, Personnel Policy, Personnel Selection, Recruitment, Retirement, State Departments of Education, State Supervisors, Supervisor Qualifications, Tenure, Vocational Education, Work Experience
Center for Vocational and Technical Education, The Ohio State University, 1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212 ($3.25).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.