ERIC Number: ED079524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Survey Study of Selected Illinois Vocational Education Personnel: Qualifications, Needs, Trends, and Implications. Final Report.
Forgey, George W.
A survey was made of Illinois Vocational education personnel in six high schools, six area vocational centers, and three junior colleges to review the qualifications, needs, difficulties, and working conditions of vocational education personnel and to assess ways in which other educational agencies might assist in upgrading the qualifications of vocational education personnel in occupational programs. Data were collected using two questionnaires. One questionnaire, which was completed by each school's vocational education director, sought information about certification, length of tenure, teaching, counseling, administrative, and service responsibilities, while the second questionnaire, which was completed by teachers, counselors, and directors, yielded information on educational background, occupational experience, education and guidance courses, and needs and difficulties encountered in acquiring additional credit in occupational experience. Usable return from 339 of the 359 respondents revealed that (1) Traditional salary schedules were not constructed to reward productivity, (2) Occupational experience was viewed by administrators as being extremely important for an occupational teacher, (3) There was a trend for the high school to look to the area vocational center to assume much of the responsibility of providing occupational training, and (4) The vocational education personnel were mainly interested in vocational guidance, curriculum building, and technical courses. (SB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Counselors, Educational Needs, Educational Trends, Employment Qualifications, Income, Regional Schools, School Surveys, Secondary Schools, Teacher Qualifications, Teaching Experience, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Directors, Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Schools, Work Experience
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Mid State Educational Consultants, Normal, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois