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ERIC Number: ED111994
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Pages: 156
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A Study to Determine the Perceptions of Vocational Educators Regarding a Professional Association.
Gilgannon, Nancy Green
The study examined selected perceptions and attitudes of randomly identified members of the American Vocational Association (AVA) regarding some of the goals and objectives of this organization. The sample was assessed to determine the relationships among isolated variables (collective bargaining, State legislation, Federal legislation, communication with members, intradisciplinary affiliations, accreditation, certification, and current policy components) and certain demographic data (type of bureaucratic structure, level of academic education, number of professional organizations an individual belongs to, membership in union-type educational organizations, amount of work experience before entering education, annual salary, attendance at a national convention since 1970, and the number of State educational activities attended). Congruencies and discrepancies, determined through statistical analysis, are reported. The author suggests that the findings provide both a rationale for the AVA to move in a positive direction regarding goal priorities and the motivation to develop a plan for coping with members' attitudes toward the AVA's direction. The forms employed in the research are appended. (Author/AJ)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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