ERIC Number: ED086814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Development of a Correspondence Course Entitled: Leadership in Vocational Education.
Lockwood, Wayne N., Jr.
The study's purpose was to develop, test, and revise a course on the topic of leadership development in vocational education to be used on an inservice basis by vocational educators at all program levels. A correspondence study method was chosen to meet the need for individualization of instruction while not relying on the individual to structure his own program. Participant data showed participants were more likely to be high school teachers than post-high school educators and more likely to be from non-metropolitan areas. Women were less likely to enroll than men but more likely to complete the course after enrolling. Trade and industrial educators were less likely to enroll in and complete the course than personnel from other subject areas. Most participants felt the course was equal to or better than on-campus courses, met a participant need, was appropriate to correspondence study, and recommended similar courses be developed. The fact that the type of credit granted for the course was not determined at the beginning and the demands of other activities influenced non-respondents and non-completers. Accuracy of the study's generalizations was limited since grant monies were available for materials. The revised course syllabus is included in the nine appendixes. (AG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, Springfield.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Bureau of Educational Research.