ERIC Number: ED085605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Characteristics of "Mobile" and "Stable" Occupational Educators by Specialty and by Type of School.
Wiens, A. Emerson
To generate information relative to job mobility which could be helpful to occupational administrators in hiring and meeting in-service education needs, questionnaires were sent to a two percent representative sampling of occupational educators in the U.S. The sample was divided by type of school (regular and comprehensive, secondary and post-secondary vocational, and junior and senior colleges with occupation programs of less than the baccalaureate level); area of specialization (nine occupational groups); and by the mobility variable ("stable" referred to occupational educators expecting to remain in the school systems for five or more years from the time of the study; "mobile" educators were those who planned to leave within that time period). A series of chi-square analyses determined that 33.3 percent of the sample were mobile. Discriminant analysis determined eighteen of the best discrimination variables pertaining to personal characteristics, geography, and demography. Those results were also discussed and analyzed to understand mobility of occupational educators in a broader sense. Hopefully, the study will serve as a base for more sophisticated and refined research on the labor market and mobility of occupational educators. A twenty-page bibliography and 100 pages of explanatory data, narrative, and correspondence conclude the document. (AG)
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Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, Springfield. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Bureau of Educational Research.