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ERIC Number: ED327647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
The Current Status of T&I Teacher Education in the United States.
Duenk, Lester G.
A study compared actual practice in trade and industrial (T&I) degree granting institutions with standards delineated in Section 2, Standards for Trade and Industrial Education Teacher Education Programs of "Standards of Excellence in T&I Education" published by the U.S. Department of Education in 1985. Mailed questionnaires collected data from all chairpersons of T&I, trade and industry, and vocational industrial education programs listed in "Industrial Teacher Education Directory." Data from questionnaires submitted by 30 respondents were assembled in 5 tables that represented the five phases of the study: institutional characteristics; qualifications of T&I teacher educators; internship/inservice; program competencies; and sex equity. Highest and lowest ratings and percentiles were determined for each characteristic in the five categories. Findings indicated that: (1) the greatest deficiencies in the instructional characteristics area were in the functioning and composition of T&I program advisory committees; (2) 7 out of 28 institutions employed T&I teacher educators who did not meet existing state requirements for T&I teaching certificates; (3) program competencies measured very well with the standards recommendations; and (4) sex equity areas were in need of improvement. Six tables and the instrument are appended. (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Cincinnati, OH, December 1990).