ERIC Number: ED261220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Ethics Infusion Project. Final Project Report.
Miller, Pamela F.
To determine the current state of the art of the teaching of vocational ethics in the state of Illinois, a survey of Illinois educators was conducted in the spring of 1985. A sample of 650 teachers were asked if and to what extent vocational ethics were currently being taught in their state. About 50 percent of the teachers, kindergarten through postsecondary, responded. Of these respondents, 78 percent regarded vocational ethics as an appropriate area of instruction, and 92 percent agreed that understanding vocational ethics would help students obtain and keep a job after graduation. However, only 21 percent reported that vocational ethics are currently being taught in their schools. Many Illinois educators believe that vocational ethics should be introduced to students early in the school career. Of the areas selected by the respondents as currently including the teaching of vocational ethics, career education was selected most often. While most reported that a course on vocational ethics was not available at their schools, indirect teaching through teacher-student interaction was reported by many. Nearly all the educators indicated that they currently include vocational ethics at least occasionally in their curriculum. While there was strong agreement on the importance of the topic, there was little agreement on the teaching of vocational ethics as a specific course. As a group, Illinois educators favored teaching vocational ethics indirectly over teaching a specific course. About two-thirds of this report consists of copies of the computerized data files of the study survey. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Norris City-Omaha Community Unit District #3, IL.