ERIC Number: ED112123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Non-Pedagogical Competencies of Teachers. Vocational Technical Research Report Vol. 13, No. 6.
Brantner, Seymour T.; And Others
The process for the certification of teachers has changed over the years reflecting a transition in the qualifications and background required from a teacher. A common requirement in all States for vocational teachers is actual occupational employment and, in Pennsylvania, an additional requirement is the completion of the occupational competency examination. To determine whether occupational competency evaluation scores are a valid indicator of subject competency, a five-year study of 107 full-time vocational teachers was conducted. Data were collected using a 17-item questionnaire designed to measure subject matter competency of teachers through ratings by their supervisors. An 86 percent return resulted. Occupational competency evaluation scores were obtained from the files in the Department of Vocational Education of the Pennsylvania State University. Relationships between performance scores and supervision ratings were correlated. Results are tabulated and discussed. The occupational competency areas in carpentry, drafting, electronics, and machine shop were correlated and tabulated according to performance, written portion of the occupational competency evaluation, and supervisors' ratings. The fact that no evidence of a relationship between occupational competency evaluation scores, subject competency, and supervisors' ratings was found is discussed. Bibliographies and the instrument used are appended. (EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Vocational Education.