ERIC Number: ED327647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
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)
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Research, Excellence in Education, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Internship Programs, Program Content, Sex Fairness, Standards, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Teacher Interns, Teacher Qualifications, Trade and Industrial Education, Trade and Industrial Teachers
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Cincinnati, OH, December 1990).