ERIC Number: ED460293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Dec-15
Differences in Adaptive Competency Acquisition between Traditionally Certified and Alternatively Certified Technology Education Teachers.
Coyle-Rogers, Patricia G.; Rogers, George E.
A study determined whether there are any differences in the adaptive competency acquisition between technology education teachers who have completed a school district add-on alternative certification process and technology education teachers who completed a traditional baccalaureate degree certification program. Non-probability sampling was used for the study. The sample consisted of two groups: 5 teachers certified in other areas who had completed a midwest school district's add-on alternative certification program for technology education and 10 technology education teachers with two or less years experience who had graduated from the same midwest state's land-grant university. The district's add-on model consisted of 80 hours of instruction related to the technical content of the technology education field and was conducted by school district personnel. Teachers were mailed the Adaptive Competency Profile (ACP) and a demographic assessment. Four alternatively certified teachers and six traditionally certified teachers responded. Findings indicated that overall alternatively certified teachers possessed higher levels of adaptive competency acquisition. This would indicate these teachers can perform intuitive reasoning tasks more effectively and that they effectively developed problem-solving and practical application tasks, as well as people-orientated skills. (Contains 23 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Bachelors Degrees, Creative Thinking, Educational Research, Higher Education, Industrial Arts Teachers, Intuition, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Technology Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Career and Technical Education (75th, New Orleans, LA, December 13-16, 2001).