ERIC Number: ED079533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Status of Vocational Education R, D, D, and E Personnel. Final Report.
Schroeder, Paul E.
The objectives of this study were to: (1) identify personnel conducting research, development, diffusion, and evaluation (RDDE) activities in vocational education and related fields, (2) collect data describing them and their jobs, and (3) perform an analysis of the data to characterize the current status of vocational RDDE personnel and their activities. The major reason for conducting the study was to provide descriptive information which could be used to make decisions about RDDE activities and training programs. Questionnaire data obtained from the identified personnel showed that respondents classified themselves according to educational field as being 47.4 percent in vocational education, 18.7 percent in non-vocational education, and 31.4 percent part vocational and part non-vocational. Forty percent of the group surveyed indicated that they spent 25 percent or more of their time on RDDE activities. While no important distinctions between vocational and non-vocational groups as to job activities and skills utilized were suggested, the most significant result of the study was found in differences among research-related job functions. Detailed responses and analyses are presented in narrative and tabular form. Data from the study may be useful in developing both preservice and in-service training programs for RDDE personnel. (MF)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Higher Education Research.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.