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ERIC Number: ED027414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb-6
Pages: 261
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Reference Count: 0
Vocational Programs in the Public Schools: The Role of the Teacher. Final Report.
Godfrey, Eleanor P., And Others
To compare the backgrounds, training, and degree of satisfaction with teaching of secondary and post-secondary academic and vocational teachers, and to obtain the opinions of the teachers and their colleagues in administration and guidance about some important educational issues, a stratified random sample was selected of 180 of the larger public school districts. A post-secondary institution was paired with each secondary school selected, resulting in a sample of 11,649 administrators, counselors, and teachers. Some major findings were: (1) Vocational teachers worked longer hours with fewer students than academic teachers, (2) Changes recommended by teachers were a broad, general education in the high school, a narrower focus on job-related studies in the post-secondary vocational and technical programs, and greater emphasis on mathematics and humanities in the junior college transfer programs, (3) A majority favored more intensive vocational guidance and training in junior high school and more part-time student employment, (4) most teachers recommended a single post-secondary institution embracing both academic and vocational programs, and (5) most respondents felt a combination high school program was feasible for all students if unnecessary requirements were eliminated. (DM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Social Science Research, Inc., Washington, DC.