ERIC Number: ED470784
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics of Career and Technical Education Teacher Educators. In Essence: Key Findings from the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education No. 1.
The characteristics of teacher educators in career and technical education (CTE) were examined in a survey of 601 CTE teacher educators. According to 359 responses (response rate, 60%), the average CTE teacher educator is a 50-year-old, white, male, tenured full-time professor with 16 years of experience in higher education. The study established that the percentage of female CTE teacher educators has increased from 29% in 1990 to 46% in 2000. The percentage of tenured faculty has decreased from 68% in 1990 to about 54% in 2000. CTE teacher educators' average workweek has increased from 50 hours in 1990 to 58 hours in 2000, with approximately 75% of that increase due to noninstruction-related activities. As in 1990, problems with minority recruitment continued to plague CTE teacher preparation programs in 2000. Moreover, responding CTE teacher educators reported spending relatively small proportions of their time collaborating with industry or on topics revolving around school change, and they continued to favor traditional approaches to preparing tomorrow's CTE teachers. The study findings reinforced the view that, given the large proportion of CTE teachers reaching retirement age within 10 years, attention must be paid not only to preserving CTE teacher preparation programs but also to ensuring that the programs are updated and viable. (MN)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Delivery Systems, Educational Improvement, Educational Practices, Educational Supply, Educational Trends, Females, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Minority Groups, National Surveys, Professional Development, Program Content, School Business Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educator Education, Teacher Educators, Teacher Qualifications, Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
For full text: http://www.nccte.org/publications/infosynthesis/in-essence/in-ess ence1/index.asp.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education, Columbus, OH.