ERIC Number: ED041141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Resources for Vocational-Technical Education: Teacher Attitude, Resource Availability, and Resource Utilization.
Finch, Curtis R.; And Others
Semantic differential scales were used to collect data from 100 high school teachers representing eight area vocational-technical schools in Central Pennsylvania, in order to determine their attitudes toward classroom and nonclassroom instructional resources and to examine interrelationships among teacher attitudes toward resources and resource utilization and availability. Results indicated that the teacher group generally had a more favorable attitude toward "traditional" instructional resources as opposed to "progressive" materials. The traditional materials were also used more often and were more readily available. Relationships between attitude and use and between availability and use were generally positive and significant. Factor analysis of attitude variables revealed that teachers may view instructional resources in accordance with their personal involvement with resource preparation, selection, presentation, and application. The results indicate that preservice and inservice experience should be provided to acquaint teachers with new resources. (SB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Instruction, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational, Technical, and Continuing Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Vocational Education.