ERIC Number: ED101088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of Occupational Education as Seen by Occupational Education Instructors: North Carolina, FY 1973.
Franklin, Billy J.
To determine perceptions of occupational education programs held by occupational education instructors in North Carolina, a random sample of 48 instructors at the junior high and high school level and another 48 from the community college and technical institute level were selected from each educational district. In each group of 48, 40 received questionnaires, 3 were interviewed, and 5 comprised a replacement pool. A questionnaire survey and an interview schedule were constructed. The data from those instruments determined that most occupation education instructors have bachelor's degrees; about half have taught in the field five years or less. The instructors define the major goal of their programs to be the transmission of job related skills and consider the goal is generally being achieved. Enrollment in their programs is increasing, materials and equipment provided are adequate, and local program directors were sources of greatest support. Safety practices were emphasized more, and citizen advisory groups were more commonly employed at the community college/technical institute level. A majority of both levels of instructors felt a need for program changes and professional development programs. Barriers to program development were felt to be finances and administration/organization. (The questionnaire and the interview schedule are appended.) (AG)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Objectives, High Schools, Junior High Schools, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Research Methodology, Secondary Education, State Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina State Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Raleigh.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina