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ERIC Number: ED314634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec-2
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Diversified Technology Program in Mississippi.
Yuen, Steve Chi-Yin
A study described the backgrounds of Mississippi diversified technology secondary teachers and their attitudes toward the program; how the program is perceived by vocational counselors and vocational directors; how seriously committed to the program are school administrators; the teachers' and vocational directors' opinions regarding budget, teaching enrichment, course prerequisites, course content, course credits, course offerings, student recruitment, teacher training, curriculum, instructional materials, and equipment; and the strengths, weaknesses, and needs of the program. Data were collected by questionnaires completed by 44 diversified technology teachers, 42 vocational directors, and 42 counselors at all 44 vocational centers offering the program. The return rates for the three groups of professionals ranged from 95.5 to 100 percent. The following are among the findings reported: (1) most teachers came from industrial arts, science, or vocational education, with an average of 6.8 years of teaching experience; (2) a majority of teachers, counselors, and administrators reported their belief that the general public is not aware of the program, but teachers reported support for the program among counselors, administrators, and other teachers; and (3) a majority of directors reported that their central administration had provided an adequate budget, lab space, inservice training, and instructor preparation time. (The document includes two references, seven tables, and a chart illustrating the 2-year diversified technology curriculum for 11th and 12th graders.) (CML)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi