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ERIC Number: ED075630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 150
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A Comparison of Perceptions Held by Principals, Counselors and Apprentices in Selected Psychological, Educational and Socio-Economic Areas.
Petersen, Delbert Lynn
To compare secondary school principals' and counselors' perceptions of apprentices with apprentices' perceptions of themselves in selected psychological, educational, and socioeconomic areas, questionnaires were sent to 192 principals and counselors in 50 Colorado high schools and to 200 apprentices in the Denver area during their related training classes. The findings support critics of education who report that educators (i.e., principals and counselors), have inaccurate perceptions of students who enter skill levels of employment. The educators reported similar perceptions about apprentices in 19 of the 20 selected factors, but the educators reported significantly different perceptions about apprentices than apprentices reported about themselves in 17 of the 20 selected factors. The findings indicated that educators perceive apprentices as having about the same or less ability than typical college students in selected psychological areas, while apprentices perceive their ability as being about the same or higher. In addition the educators did not perceive the same areas of socioeconomic influence and importance indicated by apprentices. Educators and apprentices did agree on one factor; they all perceived industrial arts and business education as being the most valuable practical high school areas to apprentices. (Author/SB)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Northern Colorado