ERIC Number: ED116019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Mobility Study of Industrial Arts Teacher Education Graduates: Patterns of Employment, Education, and Selected Characteristics.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Industrial Arts Education.
The study summarizes the information collected from 1960-70 industrial arts teacher education program graduates in four New York State institutions which offered a program. Questionnaires were sent to 2,523 graduates of which 1,796 were returned. Information was collected regarding their employment patterns, economic and social factors that affected their career choices, and educational patterns. Most program graduates were employed in education (96 percent) upon program completion. Data are analyzed and compared for graduates who were currently employed in education (84.3 percent) and in business or industry (12.1 percent). Those who left education found employment in the professional, technical, and managerial fields. Conclusions based on the data showed that both groups of respondents came from comparable home backgrounds, they were influenced by similar conditions in their decision to enter the program, they had similar familial occupational patterns, and graduates employed in education obtained more postbaccalaureate education and earned less than graduates employed in business or industry. The survey form used for the study is appended. (EC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Industrial Arts Education.
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