ERIC Number: ED304546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Determinants of Instructional Delivery and Organizational Outcomes in Postsecondary Occupational Education.
This study presents a statistical picture of the faculty who are delivering instruction in occupational or technical programs at postsecondary institutions. It examines the demographic and educational background characteristics of the faculty, job conditions, perceptions of institutional policies and mission priorities, and perceptions of student characteristics. It also develops and tests models of salaries, instructional methods, and organizational outcomes to demonstrate causal relationships that administrators and policymakers may find useful for implementing change. Data were obtained from a survey of postsecondary occupational education institutions conducted by the National Center for Research in Vocational Education. The study found that the factors that most influence instructional methods are institutional characteristics, class size and adequacy of materials/equipment, perceptions of institutional mission, and education and training of instructors. The institution's salary/personnel policies are not related to instructional methods. The factors that best explain organizational outcomes include perceptions of students, perceptions of the institution's salary policies, instructional methods, experience of the instructor, and job characteristics. Institutional characteristics, institutional mission perceptions, and educational backgrounds of the instructors do not seem to influence organizational outcomes. Salaries are determined by institutional factors, job characteristics, and personal characteristics. (KC)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Programs, Delivery Systems, Demography, Educational Attitudes, Females, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Males, Minority Groups, Models, Personnel Policy, Student Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Salaries, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 299 431-432 and CE 052 061.