ERIC Number: ED092858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics of Vocational-Technical Instructors and Their Relationship to Student Shop Achievement. Vocational Development Study Series, Monograph Number 17.
Kapes, Jerome T.; Pawlowski, Vladimir
This study attempts to examine three basic characteristics of vocational-technical instructors (industrial experience, teaching experience, and college credits earned) in terms of their relationship to student shop achievement as measured by the Ohio Trade and Industrial Education Achievement Tests (OTAT). Rated in the study sample were 31 instructors, and 876 junior and senior students from three vocational technical schools. Findings from the study indicate that of the three teacher characteristics, the greatest relationship existed between teaching experience and college credits earned, although only college credits earned demonstrated a significantly positive relationship to student shop achievement. In some cases, years of industrial experience appeared to be negatively related to shop achievement. Findings further pointed to a relatively low relationship between student ability and shop achievement, a result which was not expected. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Vocational Education.