ERIC Number: ED102337
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Attitudes of Teachers Toward Career Education.
Smith, Genevieve D.
As part of the Federally sponsored School Program Advancing Career Education (SPACE) in the schools of Greeneville and Greene County, Tennessee, an inventory of teacher attitudes toward career education was conducted to aid in assessing a 45-percent dropout rate in the country. An 18-statement questionnaire was administered to 81 city teachers in four elementary schools and 81 county teachers in six elementary schools and one secondary school. City and county teachers were in complete agreement regarding work values, student attitudes, student ability to get along with people, and familiarity with many different careers. Moreover, there was agreement concerning use of resource people, study of student interests and abilities, relating instruction to career development, and opportunities for vocational skills and work experience. While 75 percent of both groups agreed that the school should prepare all students for careers and assist them in making career decisions, only 50 percent felt the schools should place all graduates in jobs or postsecondary institutions. City teachers were more favorable than county teachers toward guidance and counseling for career development, student followup after graduation, work-related and hands-on experiences for teachers, and student work-study arrangements. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Greeneville City Schools, TN.; Greene County Schools, Greeneville, TN.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III