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ERIC Number: ED047147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 261
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Vocational Education Instruction Similarities in Certain Content Areas in the Secondary Schools.
Lee, Jasper Sloan
To determine the content and similarity of instruction in teaching selected skills, 282 secondary vocational education teachers in Mississippi were administered an instrument composed of 92 skills needed by workers to perform their jobs, and the teachers indicated the level of proficiency they attempted to teach. Though many teachers were teaching a large number of the skills, there was relatively little similarity of instruction among the vocational disciplines. Fifteen skills were taught at similar levels by teachers of two to four disciplines, and many of the skills involved interpersonal relations rather than manipulative skills. The few similarities of instruction tend to support the establishment of comprehensive vocational programs. Major recommendations were: (1) Administrative changes in vocational courses should take into consideration the skills that are taught and the similarity of the instructional content; (2) Initiation of courses for the purpose of teaching "similarities" should be done cautiously; and (3) Teacher education curriculums should prepare teachers to teach these skills at relatively high levels of proficiency. This Ed.D. dissertation was submitted to the University of Illinois. (SB)
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