ERIC Number: ED097948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr-20
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A Study of How Richmond Technical Institute Can Improve the Quality of Technical and Vocational Teaching with a More Defined Accountability Program and Possible Steps to Encourage Educators to Be More Receptive to Accountability.
Baber, Lewis E.
This is a study of educational accountability at Richmond Technical Institute. The primary purpose of this study was to devise a systematic method in which the institute could become more accountable, both externally to Richmond County and internally to its students. The paper examines the problems of developing an accountability model. In addition to the formal research of related literature, data were collected in a telephone survey of 14 technical institutes and community colleges in the North Carolina Community College System. Another instrument used was a checklist-type opinionnaire given to instructors and administrators at the institute. Analysis of the opinionnaire data showed a pronounced difference of opinions among instructors and administrators. These differences could be attributed to their understanding or lack of understanding of the term "accountability." Implementing a program of accountability at the Richmond Technical Institute will require changes in traditional educational attitudes. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina