ERIC Number: ED024805
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
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Desirable Characteristics of Vocational Department Heads as Seen by Senior Administrators.
Butcher, G. Dale
Opinions of 108 administrative supervisors of vocational department heads were obtained to provide implications for training of vocational supervisors. Responses were obtained from 27 administrators in each of four types of schools: technical institutes, comprehensive high schools, vocational high schools, and junior colleges. The most important characteristic of technical institute supervisors was found to be technical knowledge, while vocational education background was most important in the other three types of schools. Characteristics ranked high by all types of schools were vocational education background, general education background, technical knowledge, student-centered approach, and an understanding of basic principles of learning. There was more agreement in what was unimportant in supervisor characteristics than what was important. Recommendations for future studies of this type included: (1) careful selection of listed characteristics, (2) using an open-end type questionnaire, (3) careful selection of persons supplying the list of characteristics or ranking the list so that they are representative of the types of schools, (4) using an analysis of variance method in analyzing data, and (5) extension of research to identify effective supervisor characteristics. (DM)
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Authoring Institution: Colorado Research Coordinating Unit, Ft. Collins.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado