ERIC Number: ED261233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of Business Teacher Education in Connecticut.
RMC Research Corp., Hampton, NH.
This study evaluates pre- and inservice training of business educators in Connecticut. Data from a questionnaire returned by 820 of 912 business teachers in Connecticut indicated that over 60 percent of them received their undergraduate training in the state. The teachers indicated that general professional education courses were not worthwhile, business methods and curriculum courses were sometimes helpful, and courses in business content and skills were the most beneficial. They felt that their preservice training was most lacking in training in the use of modern technology and equipment, testing and grading, classroom management, and techniques for dealing with students of varied abilities and other characteristics. A review of the literature indicated that the information gathered from the teachers in the study is consistent with the findings of other research and also reflects many of the concerns that employers have concerning the type of training provided to teachers of secondary-level business students. Ten recommendations for improving the pre- and inservice education of business teachers were set forth. (Appendixes to this report include the teacher questionnaire and response frequencies, results of the non-multiple-choice questionnaire items, Connecticut certification requirements for business and office education teachers, and National Association for Business Teacher Education standards. (MN)
Descriptors: Business Education Teachers, Comparative Analysis, Educational Needs, Inservice Teacher Education, Labor Needs, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Questionnaires, Relevance (Education), School Effectiveness, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Student Needs, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Certification
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Hampton, NH.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut