ERIC Number: ED142835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
Identification of Competencies Needed by School Superintendents Serving As Vocational Directors. Final Report. Volume I of Two Volumes.
Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Dept. of Educational Administration.
Research was undertaken to enhance the ability of superintendents in public school districts without vocational directors to administer vocational programs effectively. Two objectives were identified: To determine the tasks which must be performed and the administrative functions employed for their accomplishment, and to present alternative model modules for use in preservice and inservice training of superintendents. Superintendents (162) were interviewed to identify the important administrative tasks and how they are accomplished. A second sampling was drawn from other superintendents in the same population to determine whether the tasks were in fact the tasks most frequently performed by them. Principals, vocational teachers, and vocational counselors were also interviewed. Twenty-four tasks were identified as being important, and superintendents generally agreed upon the methods used to accomplish these tasks. The second phase interviewees generally agreed that the tasks were in fact performed in their districts, but considerable disagreement emerged about the methods used to accomplish the tasks. Based on these findings, 24 modules were developed for use as models to assist in the development of preservice and inservice programs to assist superintendents in acquiring the necessary competencies. Four of the models and a flowchart for module development are included in the appendix. (The second volume of this final report, bound separately, is a more complete version including all statistical tabulations and tables.) (BL)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Role, Curriculum Development, Educational Administration, Inservice Education, Job Skills, Learning Modules, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Administration, School Administration, Superintendents, Task Analysis, Task Performance, Vocational Directors, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Dept. of Educational Administration.
Note: For a related document see CE 012 271