ERIC Number: ED030740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
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A Study of Wyoming Business Education Teachers' Knowledge and Understanding of Vocational Education. Final Report.
Howe, Nancy M.
This study was designed and conducted to obtain data regarding business education teachers' knowledge, needs, and interest in vocational education, specifically federally reimbursed vocational business and office occupations programs. The sample consisted of 142 secondary business education teachers in 82 Wyoming schools, which varied in enrollment from less than 50 students to over 300 students in both 3- and 4-year programs. Data was collected by questionnaire which included questions related to the school system and to teacher preparation. The questionnaire was designed to be answered from the teachers own knowledge and was not intended to require any research. The findings reveal that: (1) 76 percent of the respondents said that they were not vocationally certified, did not know that they were vocationally certified, or did not answer the question, (2) 31 percent of the respondents indicated that they had less than 1 year of office related work experience, (3) When asked if they were presently teaching in a federally reimbursed program, 55 percent said they were not, 22 percent indicated that they did not know, and 7 percent did not respond to the question. It was concluded that a high percent of teachers lack vocational knowledge. (CH)
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Sponsor: Wyoming Research Coordinating Unit in Vocational-Technical Education, Cheyenne.
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Identifiers - Location: Wyoming