ERIC Number: ED265354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Dec-10
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Private, Nonpublic Education on the Field of Industrial Teacher Education.
A study was conducted to determine the impact of private, nonpublic education on the education of industrial teachers. To collect data, questionnaires were sent to industrial teacher educators in 252 institutions of higher education. Responses were received from 99 persons who had some educational experience in private programs. (Almost 99 percent of the respondents' educational experience was in both private and public institutions.) From the data gathered, the following conclusions were drawn, among others: (1) private education continues to be a meaningful component of the American educational system, and industrial education programs are a meaningful component of private education; (2) the quality of education in private institutions is comparable to or better than that of public institutions; (3) there is much interest in industrial education at private institutions; (4) the curriculum of private institutions is similar to that of public institutions; and (5) in recent years, private educational and industrial/business institutions have been offering more special programs for the teacher educator. The study suggested that additional research be conducted with public and private school teachers, and teachers in special educational programs of business, industry, and the military. (KC)
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Private Colleges, Private Education, Private Schools, Program Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teacher Educator Education, Teacher Educators, Trade and Industrial Education, Trade and Industrial Teachers, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Vocational Association (Atlanta, GA, December 6-10, 1985).