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ERIC Number: ED043756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 186
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Communication Networks and Innovative Potential of a State Division of Vocational Education.
Blanton, Lloyd Houston
Realizing that the innovative potential of a state division of vocational education can be enhanced through communications networks, this study sought (1) to describe the degree of association between selected communication network characteristics and attitudes of personnel in a state division of vocational education, and (2) to assess the rigidity of openness-to-change and dynamic-tractive supervisory attitudes of these personnel. The sources of data included questionnaires and personal interviews while the analysis included use of the Latin Square research design, pretest-posttest method, interval level indices, and the parametric and non-parametric method. Among the conclusions were that attitudes conducive to innovative potential may be changed by selected stimuli and that attitudes toward change were more positive for personnel at the higher structural positions of the state division of vocational education. Recommendations in two parts are directed to vocational education personnel primarily involved with administration, organization, and innovation, and to researchers. This Ph.D. dissertation was presented to The Ohio State University. (Author/JS)
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