ERIC Number: ED034843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
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Competencies of Vocational Teachers. A Factor Analysis of the Training Needs of Teachers of Occupational Education.
Courtney, E. Wayne; Halfin, Harold H.
To determine common training requirements of secondary-level vocational teachers, a factor analysis was made of responses by 40 randomly selected vocational teachers representing four states: Pennsylvania, Iowa, North Carolina, and New Jersey. Teacher responses consisted of the assignment of ratings to 40 items on a Likert-type scale. Ten teachers were selected from each of the 4 states with two teachers representing each of five disciplines: vocational agriculture, home economics, trade and industry, distributive education, and business education. The verimax rotation method of factor analysis extracted a total of 14 vectors in which one or more of the 40 variables showed a factor loading of .50 or greater. One implication of such commonalities within the five disciplines is a possibility for a common core of training experience within broadly based vocational teacher education curriculums. The Vocational Education Training Needs Instrument, which was used in this study, and Sedgwick's Teacher Model are appended. (CH)
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Authoring Institution: Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Dept. of Statistics.