ERIC Number: ED058427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Mar
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A Critical Analysis of the Vocational Guidance Practices Employed by Industrial Arts Teachers in Selected Junior High Schools in the United States.
Miller, Dudley B.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the: (1) formal guidance preparation of industrial arts teachers, (2) vocational guidance resources available to industrial arts teachers, (3) opinions of industrial arts teachers toward vocational guidance, and (4) vocational guidance functions performed by industrial arts teachers. A nationwide sample of 538 junior high schools was selected and mailed a survey questionnaire. The data from 438 usable forms were compiled by computer and t-tests were used to determine significant differences. It was found that: (1) College coursework in guidance was included in 62 percent of the teacher's professional preparation, (2) Full-time counselors were employed by 66 percent of the schools, (3) A majority, 76 percent, of the teachers believed industrial arts teachers to be the most qualified member in their school to interpret guidance information relative to industrial pursuits, and (4) most of the guidance services rendered by industrial arts teachers are of the classroom type. It is recommended, based on the findings of this study, that vocational guidance resource units be made more available to industrial arts teachers. (Author/GEB)
Descriptors: Career Guidance, College Preparation, Guidance Personnel, Guidance Programs, Industrial Arts Teachers, Junior High Schools, National Surveys, Resource Materials, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teacher Responsibility
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Pnnsylvania State University