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ERIC Number: ED296109
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
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Perceptions of the Competencies of Supervising Teacher Educators as Held by New and Returning Ohio Teachers of Vocational Agriculture.
Hedges, Lowell E.; Straquadine, Gary S.
A study examined the effectiveness of supervising teacher educators as perceived by new and returning vocational agriculture teachers in Ohio who participated in the inservice teacher education offered by the Department of Agricultural Education of The Ohio State University. The study was conducted in two parts: once in 1984 and again in 1986. A total of 60 teachers who began teaching in 1983, 1984, or 1985 and a total of 93 teachers who began teaching in 1980, 1981, or 1982 (all of whom were still teaching at the time of the surveys) constituted the study populations. An approximate return rate of 78 percent was achieved for both parts of the study. Teachers were grouped as to type of preparation program (teachers who held a bachelor's degree and 4-year provisional certificate versus 24-credit-hour preparation program teachers). The 24-hour program teachers scored the teacher educators at a significantly higher level than did the regular program teachers on 12 of the 33 competencies/characteristics items studied. The teachers in the 1986 sample rated the supervisors more highly than did their 1984 counterparts on four items, including adequately checking lesson objectives in the student teachers' lesson plans and listening attentively to student teachers' concerns. The 1986 group gave the supervisors lower ratings in the areas of adequate numbers of site visits and conferences with the student teachers' immediate supervisors. Appended are four tables showing competency scores and comparisons. (MN)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Beginning Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Master Teachers, Postsecondary Education, State Surveys, Student Teacher Supervisors, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Supervision, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio