ERIC Number: ED043740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Perceptions of the Role of the Teacher of Vocational-Industrial Subjects in Selected Area Vocational Schools in Missouri.
Sprecher, Robert E.
The Q-technique was employed in the personal interview with 20 area school directors, 40 trade teachers, and 40 academic teachers, located in 20 comprehensive high school districts in Missouri which were served by an area vocational school. Comparisons between perceptions were measured by correlational analysis of two-way analysis of variance tests were used to determine significant differences. Conclusions were: (1) All three groups are in relatively close agreement in regard to what each believes the role of the trade teacher should be in the school environment, (2) Role functions as perceived by trade teachers are those that the directors would have them perform, (3) Trade teachers express more confidence in their ability to assess the directors' views than do academic teachers, (4) Trade teachers erroneously expect that the academic teachers would have them assume different roles , (5) Directors and academic teachers agree in their perceptions of the role behavior of trade teachers, and (6) The trade teacher's role is not affected by the location of the area school. This Ph.D. thesis was submitted to the University of Missouri. (GR)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Doctoral Dissertations, Interviews, Q Methodology, Role Perception, Role Theory, Teacher Role, Trade and Industrial Teachers, Vocational Directors, Vocational Education Teachers
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