ERIC Number: ED124759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec-30
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of a Suggested Model for Facilitating Occupational Updating of Post Secondary Vocational and Technical Education Teachers. Occupational Education Research Project Final Report.
Durham Technical Inst., NC.
Specific objectives of the study were to: (1) determine the various methods and techniques currently being used to provide occupational updating by a review of research studies and literature; (2) sample the opinions of administrators and vocational education teachers as to the frequency of participation in, effectiveness of, and preferences for each of these methods and techniques; (3) identify the methods and techniques that should be used, based on these opinions; and (4) develop a model for facilitating occupational updating. Stratified random samples of vocational education teachers, school administrators, and chief State administrators of vocational-technical education were surveyed by mailed questionnaires. The schools were representative of postsecondary public institutions in the nation offering one and/or two-year accredited programs. A total of 265 questionnaires were returned for data analysis, and survey results are presented in both narrative and tabular form. Teachers and administrators rated both independent study activities and activities that bring the teacher in contact with industry as the most effective methods. Based on recommendations and conclusions, a general model is presented as a guide for developing programs for updating. Included in the report is a list of references. The appendix contains the questionnaires. (RG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Occupational Research Unit.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Durham Technical Inst., NC.