ERIC Number: ED105128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes Towards Career Education: Identification and Change.
Jacobsen, Kaare; Drier, Harry N.
The study explored the problem of teacher resistance to change in educational methods and programs. Stressing the need for educators to change in order to keep abreast of educational developments, researchers adapted and administered an attitude scale, the Comprehensive Career Education (CCE) Staff Development Questionnaire, to 577 teachers in a large southern school district. The questionnaire measured teachers' attitudes to career education and also to change. Teachers fell into three classes: those enthusiastic about change, those indifferent to change, and those resistive to change. Teachers identified as not being change-oriented were asked to participate in a seminar focusing on changing their attitudes to career education. A random sample of 60 change-resistive teachers were assigned equally to three treatment conditions: an attitude change workshop, a career education curriculum unit, and a control group. Participants in the attitude change workshop were permitted to self-elect either a pro or con position and then to maintain it during the three day workshop. Conclusions, recommendations, and implications for teacher inservice eduation are presented and discussed. (SD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Vocational and Technical Teacher Education Seminar (Dallas, Texas, October 22-5, 1973)