ERIC Number: ED107880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-8
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Career Education Opinions of California Secondary School Teachers.
Ohanneson, Gregory S.
The presentation outlines a cooperative doctoral dissertation project which attempted to uncover some information about the attitudes toward career education of California high school and junior high school teachers. There is a brief description of the opinionnaire which was mailed to 900 high school and 900 junior high school teachers selected by a sampling method which considered both the teachers' specialty and locale (urban or semi-urban). The teachers' response rate was 82.6 percent for high school and 78.7 percent for junior high. The results indicated that: teachers viewed career education as having two basic components (teacher/classroom and school/community); high school vocational education and industrial arts teachers and junior high school vocational teachers held the most positive opinions; both teachers who had participated in career education seminars and workshops and teachers with some years of nonteaching work experience held more positive opinions than did others; all teacher specialist groups believed that their school should be (but was not, and generally could not be) utilizing community resources. The appended tables provide some sample opinionnaire statements, information on subject matter specialty grouping, a list of independent variables analyzed, a summary of specific findings, and a t-test analysis of response to index statements. (PR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Vocational Education.
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