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ERIC Number: ED024802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 77
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Summary of Pilot Study to Determine Criteria for Selection and Preparation of Teachers, Selection of Participants, and Organization of High School Home Economics Programs with Occupational Emphasis. Parts I, II & III. Research Series in Occupational Education.
Johnson, Mildred; And Others
An investigation of three phases of the high school occupational home economics program was conducted to provide guidelines for strengthening vocational programs. Questionnaires were sent to 110 randomly selected teachers of occupational home economics in 47 states, with 76.4 percent response to phase I, 79 percent response to phase II, 73.6 percent response to phase III. Phase I studied student selection criteria currently in use. Major findings were: (1) Most occupational home economics programs were in large schools, (2) Student interest and teacher encouragement were major selection factors, (3) Only 24.6 percent pre-tested students, (4) About half required parental consent for enrollment, and (5) 72 percent of the enrollees had previous home economics classes. Phase II investigated organizational criteria, program provisions, problems, and grading. The schools reported use of surveys to determine need, advisory councils, employer interviews, planned observations, and supervised work experience. Seventy-seven percent based grades on both classroom and work experience. Phase III, an investigation of teacher selection, preparation and experience, revealed that most teachers sampled had a baccalaureate degree, at least five years teaching experience, plus other work experience and were trained to teach home economics. The research instruments are included in the document. (FP)
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Greensboro. School of Home Economics.; North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. School of Education.; North Carolina Research Coordinating Unit in Occupational Education, Raleigh.