ERIC Number: ED173661
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of the Employment and Performance of Non-Traditionally Trained Teachers of Agriculture and Trade and Industry Education. Final Report.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.
The purpose of this study was to ascertain the effect of a 1972 change in New York certification requirements for vocational education teachers which made it possible for individuals with minimal work experience to become certified to teach vocational subjects. To determine the effect of these changes on local schools, this study attempted to determine the extent of hiring of trade and industry and agriculture teachers under the revised regulations and to assess the performance of those teachers, as performance was perceived by supervisors. A survey form was developed and administered through interviews to the supervisors of those individuals initially entering teaching with nontraditional preparation and no previous teaching experience. The only significant differences found were that traditionally prepared teachers, as a group, were somewhat older than non-traditionally prepared teachers and had more experience both in their teaching field and in related fields. Supervisors perceived non-traditionally prepared teachers as being positive on most variables but believed improvements could be made in classroom management and human relations skills. (Teacher certification requirements and the survey form are appended.) (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.
Identifiers - Location: New York