ERIC Number: ED106537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the Status of the Occupational Specialist in Florida: Final Report.
Perkins, Lawrence H.
The report evaluated performance, qualifications, training, and acceptance of occupational specialists (O.S.) in Florida public school districts. Data were provided by 64 school district superintendents, 78 principals of schools employing an O.S., 281 occupational specialists (employed in more than 95 percent of school districts), 548 students, and 117 teachers. Findings indicated that more than 50 percent of O.S. were performing in their jobs as specified by State Board of Education requirements, although some reported additional duties. More than 62 percent of school districts had O.S. training programs, and respondents felt that the O.S. had adequate training, made a worthy contribution to the student body, had a relatively positive acceptance by school staffs, and had qualifications generally exceeding minimum regulations. Recommendations aimed at strengthening the role of the O.S. are listed, and a major portion of the report is devoted to tables and graphs presenting the survey questions, the responses, and providing both raw data and percentages. (MDW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: University of West Florida, Pensacola.
Identifiers - Location: Florida