ERIC Number: ED311270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
A Needs Assessment of Vocational Technical Teachers in Montana, 1988-89.
Northern Montana Coll., Havre. Montana Center for Vocational Education, Research, Curriculum and Personnel Development.
A study of Montana's vocational education facilities, course offerings, instructional practices, and faculty demographics was conducted in the fall of 1988. Data collection was accomplished through a survey instrument mailed to a random sample of vocational-technical teachers stratified on kind of school (secondary and postsecondary) and size of secondary school in which they taught. The return rate for the 383 instruments mailed was 36 percent. Based on the results, the following recommendations were made: (1) a similar study should be conducted to reject or confirm the findings of this one; (2) because only 33 percent of the vocational teachers hold master's degrees, advanced degree programs should be made more available to teachers; (3) schools should consider expanding their adult education offerings, because only 37 percent of the respondents said they were providing that service; (4) to become more cost-efficient, smaller schools should share their vocational laboratories; (5) schools should combine classes to serve students at different program levels simultaneously; (6) because the timeliness and relevancy of them was marked deficient by approximately one-third of respondents, instructional materials should be updated; and (7) team teaching in which individual teachers specialize in order to keep up with changing technology should be used. (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Montana Coll., Havre. Montana Center for Vocational Education, Research, Curriculum and Personnel Development.
Identifiers - Location: Montana