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ERIC Number: ED137519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
The Purposes of and Competencies Developed Through Occupational Experience for Vocational Education Teachers. Final Report.
Burrow, Jim; Groneman, Nancy
The purpose of this study was to define the role of occupational experience in preparing vocational business and office education teachers. A multistep procedure was utilized to identify purposes of occupational experience and to validate teaching competencies. Second, a literature review was completed to generate a list of purposes of occupational experience. The list of purposes was refined by two national panels of experts consisting of teacher educators and State supervisors in distributive education and business and office education. Third, teaching competencies that can be developed through occupational experience were validated. The base for competency validation was a list of 95 competency statements compiled from the 384 validated performance elements for vocational education teachers which were identified in a study by Calvin J. Cottrell in 1971. A questionnaire was developed for rating each competency as to relative value of occupational experiences in developing that competency. It was mailed to randomly selected samples of (1) distributive education and business and office education teachers in the states of Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota and (2) State supervisors and teacher educators in the U.S. Analysis of the identified purposes and teaching competencies provided a final listing of purposes of occupational experience agreed upon by State supervisors and teacher educators and a listing of teaching competencies that can be developed through occupational experience agreed upon by classroom teachers, teacher educators, and State supervisors. All results were analyzed in order to determine the value of occupational experience for vocational education teachers and recommendations were made for utilization of the results and for further research. The report includes data analysis, summary, conclusions, and recommendations. Questionnaires and competency lists are appended. (WL)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Business Education Teachers, Competency Based Teacher Education, Distributive Education Teachers, Educational Objectives, Job Skills, Occupational Surveys, Questionnaires, Research, Skill Development, State Supervisors, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators, Validity, Vocational Education Teachers, Work Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Nebraska Occupational Needs Research Coordinating Unit, Lincoln.; Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska