ERIC Number: ED114577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Identification of Actual Tasks Performed and Relative Amount of Time Spent on Tasks by Vocational-Technical Administrators.
EPD Consortium D, Richardson, TX.
A mail survey of secondary vocational-technical directors in Texas was conducted to identify the tasks they performed and to determine the amount of time spent in the performance of these tasks. Data were gathered using a 56-item questionnaire given to all secondary vocational-technical directors in the state (169) with an 82 percent return rate. Fifty-six competencies or tasks were identified in the instrument, grouped under six headings: (1) planning, organizing, and administering; (2) improving educational opportunities; (3) securing and developing personnel; (4) providing educational facilities, equipment, materials, and services; (5) providing and maintaining adequate fiscal resources; and (6) developing and maintaining effective communication. Each task was analyzed in the following areas: rank by percent of respondents performing, cumulative sum of average time spent by all respondents, average time spent by all respondents, average percent time spent by respondents performing, and percent of respondents performing. It was concluded that the respondents could differentiate their tasks and the time spent for their performance. The data produced by the research offers useful information for developing competency-based instructional programs and for curriculum decision making. A bibliography is included and the questionnaire appended. (EC)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Data Analysis, Educational Administration, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, State Surveys, Tables (Data), Task Analysis, Task Performance, Time, Vocational Directors, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Occupational Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: EPD Consortium D, Richardson, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas