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Clark, Robert W.; Farmer, Edgar I.; Welch, Steven M. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2010
Career and technical administrators are faced with a variety of issues and challenges that include, but are not limited to, providing effective ways to help students increase their academic and technical achievement, addressing staff development needs, and integrating CTE with rigorous academic instruction. The emergence of the identified…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Leadership, Administrator Role, Administrators
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Maldonado, Cecilia; Farmer, Edgar I. – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2006
In this article, the authors report the results of two studies examining the participation rates of Latino students in postsecondary technical education (CTE) programs in community colleges and two-year proprietary institutions in the United States in 1994 and 2000. It is believed that the quality of the future U.S. Labor market will depend, to a…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Job Skills, Technical Education, Proprietary Schools
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Watba, Utem; Farmer, Edgar I. – Community College Journal of Research & Practice, 2006
Community college deans and other senior administrators are faced with a variety of issues and challenges that include, but are not limited to, the ever-changing nature of technology, changes in diverse populations, industry training, and job placements. At this level, the frequently identified emergence of leadership and supervision issues have…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Leadership, Delphi Technique, Deans
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Farmer, Edgar I.; O'Lawrence, Henry – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2002
Characteristics of students in 15 Pennsylvania community colleges (n=704) and 16 two-year proprietary colleges (n=317) were compared. In both groups, technical students were overwhelmingly white; the community colleges' population was 69.5% male, 30.5% female; in proprietary schools, 43.2% male, 56.8% female. Females had higher grade point…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Cultural Differences, Postsecondary Education, Proprietary Schools
Farmer, Edgar I.; O'Lawrence, Henry – 2000
A study was undertaken to determine differences among personal, situational, and outcome characteristics of students in Pennsylvania community colleges and two-year proprietary institutions and the nature of and differences in gender in both types of institutions. Phase 2 of three involved surveying a sample of students currently enrolled in…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Community Colleges, Ethnic Groups, Proprietary Schools
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Farmer, Barbara Wilson; Farmer, Edgar I. – Education and Urban Society, 2000
Addresses the social organization of the teachers' workplace in urban magnet schools, investigating the effects of several domains relevant to teacher performance in traditional versus magnet urban elementary schools. Teacher surveys indicate that there are many more commonalities among teachers in the two settings than are usually reported in the…
Descriptors: Discipline, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Paris, Howard S.; Farmer, Edgar I. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2000
Summarizes the ways in which the Education Pilot Criteria for the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award were adapted for use in institutional self-assessment. Presents the perceptions of academic deans in the North Carolina Community College System regarding current and future applications of continuous quality improvement principles in the…
Descriptors: Academic Deans, Administrator Attitudes, Community Colleges, Educational Improvement
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Farmer, Edgar I. – Journal of Vocational and Technical Education, 1998
A Delphi panel of 37 tech-prep subject matter experts identified a national research agenda for tech prep. Highest priorities were as follows: institutionalization of tech prep into the higher education system, instruction based on cognitive science research, and nontraditional teaching methods. (SK)
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Higher Education, Research Needs, Tech Prep
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Farmer, Edgar I.; Honeycutt, F. Diane – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 1999
Examines the status of Tech Prep in the North Carolina Community College System and compares the attitudes of senior administrators and faculty toward Tech Prep programs. Discusses four research questions regarding college and faculty involvement in Tech Prep and finds that, in most cases, it has not yet made substantial changes within community…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Community Colleges, Outcomes of Education, Program Development
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Farmer, Edgar I.; Fredrickson, Janyth C. – Journal of Vocational Education Research, 1999
Records of 4,753 four-year university students showed that 30.5% transferred from technical college programs and 69.5% from other colleges. Transfer students were considerably diverse and had definite employment expectations. A majority worked full or part time and had "sat out" at least one year before transferring. (SK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Colleges, Higher Education, Occupational Aspiration
Farmer, Edgar I. – 1995
In an effort to identify, categorize, and prioritize the research needs facing Tech Prep Teacher Education over the next 10 years, a study was conducted of a selected sample of nationally recognized experts in Tech Prep. A three-round Delphi survey approach was used to generate responses and achieve consensus among the experts. The first…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Delphi Technique, Educational Research, High Schools
Farmer, Edgar I. – 1989
This paper presents future directions for vocational education teachers and administrators in an effort to assist them in updating and revising their instructional programs. The paper begins with a synopsis of the history of vocational education and proceeds to visions of the future. An attachment defines good teaching (as perceived by Marshall…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Disadvantaged Youth, Discipline, Educational History
Farmer, Edgar I. – 1989
The future effectiveness of trade and industrial (T&I) education programs can be increased by reforms in teacher education, collaboration with national support agencies, and taking advantage of technological and instructional advances. Among the important teacher education reforms are the following: (1) teacher preparation should include liberal…
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Industrial Education
Farmer, Edgar I. – 1984
A study examined the type of computer software that is best suited to teach high technology skills to vocational students. During the study, 50 manufacturers of computer software and hardware were sent questionnaires designed to gather data concerning their recommendations in regard to: software to teach high technology skills to vocational…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, College Freshmen, Comparative Analysis, Computer Software
Farmer, Edgar I. – 1979
Designed to identify pedagogical competencies that meet the needs of those teaching inner city disadvantaged youth, this study focused on the relationship between the competencies identified as very important by vocational administrators and those identifed as very important by teachers. In addition, the study identified possible instructional…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Comparative Analysis, Disadvantaged Youth, Inner City
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