ERIC Number: ED073323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Vocational-Technical Component of the Preservice Curriculum for Community College Administrators.
Eads, Freeman D.
A survey was conducted to assess the opinions of chairmen of educational administration departments from selected 4-year public and private institutions of higher education as to the status of the vocational-technical related component of their preservice curriculum for community college administrators. In an effort to develop an empirical base for the future development of a component of the preservice curriculum, this survey involving some 45 department chairmen and utilizing questionnaires was conducted. Of those sampled, a total of 37 usable questionnaires were returned. An analysis of the findings revealed that: (1) Departments of educational administrations having such programs vary in size, program structure, and the number of students served, (2) All of the departments include some vocational-technical related task competencies in their preservice curriculum, however, (3) Although many departments offer special courses, general educational administration courses still form the basic framework, and (4) In regard to the 25 tasks identified, there seems to be a disagreement between the findings of this study and literature written on the subject. Persons surveyed were split on the issue of its importance while the literature cites it as a priority. (Author/SN)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrators, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Administration, Educational Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Vocational Education
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Ohio State Univ., Columbus