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ERIC Number: ED380569
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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Predictors of Teacher Leadership for Trade and Industry Teachers.
Vail, Ann; Pedras, Melvin J.
To provide information about teacher leadership in the trade and industry field, a study focused on the extent to which trade and industry educators performed teacher leadership behaviors and identified predictors of teacher leadership behaviors. A model of factors having potential influence on the leadership behaviors of teachers was developed using the predictors of teacher leadership identified in a literature review. To test the model, an ex post facto/correlational study was designed. Of 500 Ohio vocational teachers who were sent the leadership survey materials, 373 responded, with 84 respondents being trade and industry teachers. Data were collected through a mailed questionnaire and analyzed using descriptive statistics, correlations, and multiple regression. Findings indicated teacher agreement that teacher leadership performance was important but confirmed that as individuals they seldom performed teacher leadership. Teacher leadership importance was the best predictor of teacher leadership performance followed by marital status. These variables accounted for over 40 percent of the variance in the dependent variable, teacher leadership performance. Recommendations for further research included identification of what contributes to or inhibits the performance of leadership behaviors, further clarification of the concept of teacher leadership, and use of different research methodologies. (Appendixes contain 24 references, 3 tables, and 1 figure.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio