ERIC Number: ED085568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
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Attitudes of Minnesota Office and Distributive Education Coordinators Toward Vocational Student Organizations.
McLean, Gary N.
Since limited research has been reported on the use of organizations to supplement cooperative office education, it was the purpose of this study to determine the characteristics of vocational student organizations and advisors and to determine the attitudes of advisors to office and distributive education vocational student organizations in Minnesota. An attitudinal questionnaire was developed and sent to all Minnesota secondary school office and distributive education coordinators to gather information pertaining to coordinator characteristics; school enrollment; program characteristics; organizational age, income, membership policies, activities, and objectives; advisor compensation and role; relationship of organization to classroom; and adequacy of teacher education programs. Answers from the 82 percent of questionnaires returned are tabulated and discussed. Some conclusions were that teacher education institutions need to take more active roles in preparing coordinators as advisors, women need to be recruited as coordinators, and that suggested guidelines be set up for organizations. Further areas of concern indicated were the student population to be served, leadership conferences, in-service coordinator training, and sources of funds. (EA)
Descriptors: Coordination, Distributive Education, Educational Cooperation, Extracurricular Activities, Faculty Advisers, Inservice Teacher Education, Office Occupations Education, Program Costs, Program Development, Questionnaires, Student Organizations, Teaching Skills, Vocational Education
Phi Chapter, Delta Pi Epsilon, 254 Peik Hall, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: Delta Pi Epsilon, Minneapolis, Minn. Phi Chapter.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota