ERIC Number: ED028768
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Junior College Teachers of Science, Engineering, and Technology, 1967: Experience and Employment Characteristics.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
This study proposed (1) to determine qualifications and teaching loads of junior college teachers of natural and social sciences, engineering and technology; (2) to examine the courses to identify needed improvements; (3) to determine the status of the profession according to the teacher's experience and his commitment to the junior college. Although 4663 questionnaires were sent, it was found that only 3920 recipients filled all the conditions of the survey. There were 2540 usable responses. Among the findings were: (1) 85% of the teachers were men; (2) the median age was 42; (3) 91% taught full-time; (4) 15% of the full-time and 20% of the part-time teachers were women; (5) part-time teachers were slightly over the median age; (6) California and Florida had the highest ratios of teachers to population; (7) 84% taught in the public colleges. The questionnaire, technical notes, and details of the survey are shown in the appendix; e.g., age and sex by geographic region and state, enrollment size, degrees earned, teaching experience, number of courses taught by field and degree, professional affiliations, length of current appointment, administrative and research duties, current work on higher degrees, outside employment, textbook appraisal, salaries, appraisal of success, degree of satisfaction, career aims, and various other correlations. (HH)
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Questionnaires, Science Teachers, Surveys, Teacher Education, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($1.00)
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Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.