ERIC Number: ED025625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Relationship of Occupational Experience, Teaching Experience, Technical Training and College Training to Rated Teaching Effectiveness of Vocational Electronics Teachers.
Musgrove, William R.
An attempt was made to ascertain the relationship between (1) occupational experience, (2) teaching experience, and (3) amount of education and rated effectiveness of vocational electronics teachers. Current status, teacher strengths and weaknesses, and educational and hiring applications were also examined. Teacher effectiveness ratings by 2,738 students, 200 supervisors, and 210 electronics teachers were collected in a mail survey covering Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Washington, and Wisconsin. Major findings included: (1) Teacher self ratings were significantly (.05 level) associated to length of occupational experience, but student and supervisors ratings were not significantly associated, (2) Supervisors ratings were significantly associated to length of teaching experience, but student and teacher self ratings were not, (3) College training was negatively associated to effectiveness on student and teacher self ratings and not associated on supervisor ratings, and (4) Technical training had no significant relationship to teacher effectiveness. The author indicates that the use of rating scales is a highly questionable procedure for teacher evaluation. This Ed.D. thesis was submitted to the University of Missouri, Columbia. (EM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Experience, Electronics, Employment Experience, Rating Scales, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Experience, Trade and Industrial Teachers
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