ERIC Number: ED069894
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul-18
Reference Count: N/A
Perceptions of the Nature and Scope of Effective Adult Vocational Teacher Characteristics As Held by Adult Students, Teachers, and Coordinators of Adult Education in Oklahoma Area Vocational-Technical Centers.
Penner, Wayman R.; Price, Robert R.
The purpose of this study was to identify those behavioral teaching acts or patterns which characterize the effective adult vocational teacher as perceived by means of a questionnaire administered to eight coordinators of adult education programs, 70 adult teachers of trade and industrial education, and 865 adult students in trade and industrial education from eight selected vocational schools in Oklahoma. The questionnaire was developed by a panel of experts and by the directors of the schools used in the study and administered during the eighth to tenth week of class in the fall 1972 school year. Structured to obtain responses on a 5-point rating scale as to the degree that respondents perceived the item to be an adult vocational teacher education need, questionnaire results show that adults and adult educators agreed that all behaviors in this study are indicative of the ideal adult vocational teacher, although they did not agree as to the relative importance of some items. Those items receiving the highest ratings were: (1) exhibits enthusiasm and support for the teaching field, (2) teaches, practices, and enforces preventive shop safety procedures, and (3) gives demonstrations of skills and procedures. (AG)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Adult Vocational Education, Behavior Patterns, Behavior Rating Scales, Career Development, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Needs, Instructor Coordinators, Regional Schools, Role Perception, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Role, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Schools
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Div. of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma