ERIC Number: ED027414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb-6
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)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Career Choice, Comparative Analysis, Comprehensive Programs, Counselor Attitudes, Curriculum, Educational Environment, Employment Patterns, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Background, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Role, Teachers, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Social Science Research, Inc., Washington, DC.