ERIC Number: ED199378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of Educational Needs for the Preparation of Health Occupations Education Teachers and Administrators in Pennsylvania. Health Occupations, Monograph Number 2. Vocational-Technical Education Research Report. Volume 15, Number 3.
Hole, F. Marvin; And Others
A research project examined adequacy and appropriateness of traditional means of teacher preparation for health occupations programs and made recommendations for change. Its specific task was to survey (via questionnaires) all personnel involved in health occupations programs at the secondary, postsecondary, and adult levels in various educational institutions of Pennsylvania. A major portion of the questionnaire requested teachers and administrators to indicate degree of competence they felt was needed as compared to degree of competence they had acquired with regard to their responsibilities and activities related to health occupations, general instruction, and leadership/management. Other portions requested biographical data and perceptions regarding certification guidelines and procedures and course time and meetings. Findings revealed 37% of respondents had no teaching certificate. The majority felt certification guidelines were at least somewhat adequate and courses taken for certification were very to somewhat important. Respondents felt a need for greater competence in all three activity areas surveyed. Approximately 63% indicated interest in participating in a program of health occupations teacher education. (Data are presented in fifty-one graphs and figures. The survey instrument is appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrator Education, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Administrators, Adult Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Competence, Competency Based Teacher Education, Educational Needs, Guidelines, Job Skills, Leadership, Management Development, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Surveys, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Teaching Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania