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ERIC Number: ED134813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Dec-1
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of Tasks Performed by District Supervisors of Trade & Industrial Education in Alabama.
Alabama Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, Montgomery.
The purpose of the study was to define and describe the role of the district supervisor of trade and industrial education as perceived by the district supervisor and by the clientele that he/she serves (day trade instructors, coordinators, and local vocational administrators). The scope of the study was limited to trade and industrial education at the secondary level. Descriptive survey research method was used. Forty-five supervisory tasks were selected by two juries of experts for inclusion on the instrument. Each task was assigned to one of four areas of supervision by a second jury of experts. Respondents were asked to rate the importance of each of the tasks and the frequency with which each was performed. The population consisted of 8 district supervisors, 107 coordinators of trade and industrial education, 215 day trade instructors, and 65 local vocational administrators. Results showed a high level of agreement among all groups as to the way they ranked the importance of and frequency of tasks of the district supervisor. District supervisors tended to rate the tasks as being more important and performed more frequently than did any other group. Transmission of information between the State department of education and local programs of trade and industry was perceived by the district supervisor and his reference groups as among his/her most important duties. No group considered preparation of reports and written materials among the most important tasks, even though it was thought to be one of the most frequently performed. Seen as among the most important tasks of the district supervisor was providing leadership and assistance in the improvement of teaching techniques and informing teachers of new developments in equipment and resources. Recommendations are given, and the task list with complete data analysis is included. (LAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, Montgomery.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama