ERIC Number: ED031601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Characteristics of Directors of Area Vocational-Technical Schools.
Polk, Harold J.
This study provides a profile of the typical director of an area vocational-technical school and a statistical comparison between the top and bottom 20 percent of each state's local directors. The purpose of this study was to ascertain those characteritsics which are most representative of top ranking directors. Data were obtained by questionnaire from state directors of vocational education and two members of each staff in the 24 states with the largest number of operating area vocational-technical schools. Directors were rated according to the type, the quality, and the adequacy of the programs they operate. Of 728 personal data forms mailed to directors of area vocational-technical schools in the 24 states, 582 usable forms were received and provided the basis for the profile of personal, educational, and experience characteristics. The findings indicate positive relations between rated success as a local vocational-technical school director and (1) graduate preparation in vocational education, (2) undergraduate preparation at a private college or university, (3) the number of years of administrative experience in vocational education, and (4) membership in five or more professional organizations. (CH)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Employment Experience, Graduate Study, Individual Characteristics, Occupational Surveys, Professional Recognition, Profiles, Questionnaires, Regional Schools, Success, Tables (Data), Vocational Directors, Vocational Schools, Work Experience
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