ERIC Number: ED239085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Preparation of Secondary School Teachers of Home Economics in Clothing and Textile Concepts.
Siewert, Carol; Holman, Mary Frances
A study was conducted to determine how prepared secondary school home economics teachers in Wisconsin are to deal with various clothing and textile orientations. A mail survey containing a list of 99 clothing and textile concepts was sent to a random sample of 250 teachers. Preparation level responses ranging from exceptional to very poor were ranked on a Likert-type scale. Analysis of variance and Newman-Kuels multiple comparison tests were used to test the hypotheses that no significant differences existed in estimate of preparation level due to (1) highest degree earned, (2) years of teaching experience, (3) type of school, and (4) size of school. No estimates of preparation level fell in the exceptional or very poor range. Groups of concepts that were rated the highest were"selection, use, and care of construction tools, equipment, and supplies"; "industrial/occupational training" and "careers and vocational opportunities" received the lowest group means. There were only small significant differences or no significant differences due to highest degree earned, years of teaching, and type or size of school. Years of experience had a somewhat greater effect on the estimate of preparation level than on the other three variables. (Appendixes include the questionnaire and 24 data tables.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Clothing Instruction, Educational Research, Home Economics, Home Economics Teachers, Institutional Characteristics, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Background, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teaching Experience, Textiles Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin Home Economics Association.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Dept. of Apparel, Textiles and Design.