ERIC Number: ED327646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
The Role of the University in Trade and Industrial Education Credentialing.
Duenk, Lester G.
A descriptive study gathered information on the collegiate backgrounds of degreed trade and industrial (T&I) education teachers. Questionnaires were sent to all department chairpersons listed in "Industrial Teacher Education Directory," except to those who offered only industrial arts, industrial arts education, or technology education degrees. Of 230 questionnaires mailed, 185 (80 percent) were returned. Respondents indicated all industrial education degree titles offered at their institutions. Of the 110 institutions that offered degree T&I teacher certification, 35 indicated that they offered degrees in T&I education, trade(s) and industry, and vocational industrial education. The other institutions qualified T&I teachers under 21 different degree designations. Respondents indicated 24 different degree designations for graduates eligible for secondary T&I teaching certificates. The survey showed the following numbers of T&I qualified teaching graduates in 1990: baccalaureate--751; masters--450; specialist--48; and doctorate--81. Respondents reported that 4,510 teachers took courses for T&I certification. They also reported 2,292 teaching graduates and 8,732 nonteaching graduates, a ratio of 3.81 to 1. The recommendation was made that universities with industrial technology or industrial management programs should consider organizing an education program which includes a T&I option. (Three tables are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Cincinnati, OH, December 1990).