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ERIC Number: ED080704
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Pages: 133
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An Investigation of the Attitudes of School Administrators and School Board Presidents Toward Career Education in Public Schools of New Mexico.
Conley, Howard Keaton
In an effort to assess, compare, and contrast the attitudes of school administrators and board of education presidents toward career education in the public schools of New Mexico, 88 school districts in the State were surveyed. Findings included: (1) Most of the respondents agreed with the existing State-adopted career education definition with integration of career-oriented courses and activities into the present curriculum, (2) Funding for career education was given priority over teacher's salaries, general curriculum development, and student activities, (3) Only a small percent of elementary principals rated career education as their first or second priority, (4) Slightly positive attitudes were generally held by all groups surveyed, (5) No significant difference was found in attitude toward career education relative to the undergraduate degree obtained. Respondents not having a baccalaureate degree, however, had a less positive attitude toward career education than did degree holders, (6) A negative correlation existed between age of respondent and attitude held toward career education, and (7) A slightly positive relationship existed between years of work experience outside the field of education and attitude displayed toward career education. (Author/SN)
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Identifiers - Location: New Mexico