ERIC Number: ED315600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec-4
Reference Count: N/A
The Teachers of Vocational Education Teachers.
Lynch, Richard L.
A study aimed to establish baseline data about where, when, what, how, to whom, and by whom preservice vocational teacher education is provided so that more informed decisions can be made in the current climate of educational reform. Usable data, collected through two questionnaires, were provided from 78 colleges and universities and from 633 vocational teacher educators. The institutional questionnaire was used to obtain information from institutions that provide preservice vocational teacher education about the characteristics of their institutions, characteristics of their teacher education program, the requirements for student entrance and exit, and the respondents' perspectives on any educational reform taking place at the institution. The teacher questionnaire collected data from professors of vocational teacher education on their demographic and professional characteristics, occupational experiences, education experiences, time spent on professional activities, future plans in higher education, and courseload and advising duties. In addition, the teachers were asked to describe any recent important changes in vocational teacher education at their institutions. Among other findings, the data indicate that the typical teacher educator is white, male, a full professor, tenured, 49 years old, earning $35,745 for 9 months' employment, and that he earned a doctoral degree in vocational education in vocational education 14 years ago. It was also found that of the 20 universities awarding such degrees, the largest percentage was awarded by Ohio State University. (The document contains 14 tables and 1 figure.) (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Vocational Association (Orlando, FL, December 4, 1989).