ERIC Number: ED369973
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Preparation of Vocational Teachers for Teaching Mainstreamed At-Risk Special Needs Students.
Burrell, Lewis P.
A study examined the preparedness of vocational teachers for teaching mainstreamed at-risk special needs learners. A 46-item survey designed to measure perceptions of vocational teacher preparation pertinent to special needs learning factors was mailed to a random statewide sample of 1,100 Ohio vocational education teachers, vocational special education coordinators, vocational special needs evaluators, and state supervisory staff. A total of 331 persons (approximately 30%) completed the survey instrument. Respondents were asked to rate the importance of and need for training in the following aspects of the instructional process: assessment and evaluation, counseling and referral, program placement, remediation, tutoring, specialized service, job placement, and follow-up. The survey confirmed that educators consider training in all eight aspects of the instructional process more important and more necessary for teachers working with mainstreamed at-risk special needs students than for teachers working with typical vocational students. Significant differences on all eight items of the importance of training scale and on six items of the need for training scale were found across the variables for educator type. (Appendixes include the Kent State University mainstreaming model for vocational education special needs services, the survey instrument, and tables detailing selected study findings.) Contains 20 references. (MN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio