ERIC Number: ED262175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Status and Needs of Home Economics Wage-Earning Instructors. Final Report.
Martin, Betty B.; Quilling, Joan
A study was conducted in Missouri to determine if differences existed among the educational values, training needs, and services desired by occupational home economics instructors at the preservice and inservice levels based on their years of professional experience, the principal area for which they were responsible, and their employment level. Through surveys, data were collected from 140 of the 212 preservice and employed occupational home economics instructors at the secondary, postsecondary, and adult levels in the state during the 1984-85 academic year. Results of the research indicated that significant relationships existed among several varieties of professional experience and scores attained. The value scale scores (from the VAL-ED scale) that appeared to be significant were mind; administrator-teacher: affection; teacher-community: control; and administrator-community: affection. Findings revealed significant differences between principal area of responsibility and level of employment and selected value scale scores. With regard to principal area of responsibility, significant value scale scores were importance; administrator-teacher inclusion; teacher-community: inclusion; administrator-community: control; and administrator-community: affection. In terms of employment level, the factors that received significant scale scores included the following: importance; teacher-student: control; administrator-teacher: inclusion; administrator-teacher: control; teacher-community: control; and teacher community: inclusion. Training needs were felt in program planning, implementation, and evaluation, with differences in needs among the three groups of teachers. The questionnaire used in the study is appended. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Career and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Dept. of Practical Arts and Vocational-Technical Education.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri