ERIC Number: ED329733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
A National Database on Vocational Teacher Education.
Lynch, Richard L.
This report contains data and related information about preservice vocational teacher education programs as offered at U.S. colleges and universities. Data presented are about the institutional and administrative milieu in which vocational education takes place, the professors, curriculum, and instructional parameters. Discussion is also included of possible effects of educational reform upon vocational teacher education. Two survey instruments were used to collect data: an Institutional Questionnaire and a National Survey of Professors of Vocational Education. These questionnaires solicited data on the following categories: (1) institutional characteristics; (2) teacher education program characteristics; (3) student admission and exit requirements; (4) educational reform measures; and (5) teacher educators' demographic characteristics, professional preparation, occupational and educational experience, professional activities, plans in higher education, and course load. Responses were provided by 78 colleges and universities (of 109 surveyed) and obtained from 633 teacher educators. Data about the milieu for vocational teacher education are compiled into three broad categories: institutional characteristics, administrative characteristics, and faculty and student census by program area. Thirty-two tables, 45 figures, 16 references, and 2 appendices (a matrix of colleges with vocational teacher education programs and a list of institutional respondents) are included in this report. (NLA)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Admission Criteria, Databases, Educational Change, Enrollment, Graduation Requirements, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, National Surveys, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators, Vocational Education
National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Materials Distribution Service, Horrabin Hall 46, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455 (order no. MDS-121: $10.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.