ERIC Number: ED201838
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Vocational Curriculum and In-Service Needs Assessment. Report 1 of 2.
Taylor, G. Cleve; And Others
This report details findings of a study to determine a priority listing of competencies based on the perceived needs of vocational instructors. The nine-page narrative addresses the development of the instrument which surveyed vocational teachers' perception of importance to job, level of competence, and need for inservice training regarding 107 competency statements. Findings are discussed by the six program areas surveyed: trade and industrial education, industrial arts, office education, home economics, distributive education, and agriculture education. A general conclusion is that while instructors within each program area had perceived needs unique to their program area, competencies consistently ranked high included (1) those relating to instructional evaluation and accomodating special needs or nontraditional students, (2) keeping up-to-date professionally, and (3) maintaining technical competency in area of instruction. Twelve tables, amounting to approximately 100 pages, show frequency distribution, means, and standard deviations as well as priority ranking for each program area. The Vocational Teachers Needs Assessment is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Competence, Distributive Education, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Home Economics, Industrial Arts, Inservice Teacher Education, Job Skills, Needs Assessment, Office Occupations Education, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Surveys, Tables (Data), Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Skills, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho Univ., Moscow. Coll. of Education.
Note: Appendix B will not reproduce well due to small, light print.