Journal of Social Sciences

The Attitudes of Instructors and Faculty Members about the Quality of Technical Education Programs in Community Colleges in Jordan

Ayman Suliman Mazahreh, Heba Hammad and Hanna Abu-Jaber

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2009.401.407

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 4

Pages 401-407

Abstract

Problem statement: This study aimed to answer the question: What are the attitudes of the members of the study towards the technical education programs in the university colleges in accordance with sex, type of work, years of experience and scientific qualification in Jordan? Approach: The study sample consisted of 179 individuals (100 males and 79 females). A performance average of the sample members of the study was employed depending on the quality measure of the technical education in Jordan, and consisted of 62 paragraphs in 2009. The performance averages of the study members were extracted in the scale paragraphs depending on gender, type of college, type of work, scientific qualification and years of experience. A t-test was also carried out to measure sex variables, type of college and type of work. A variance analysis of average performance was made on the scientific qualification variables and years of experience. Results: The result of the differences in average performance regarding type of college was an indicator on all aspects and on the scale as a whole for the benefit of the private colleges, where the average performance of individuals on the scale as a whole was 2,947-3,396 for government colleges, which is a neutral indication among individuals and 3,4519-3,7203 for private colleges. These results demonstrate a positive sign for all areas and on the scale as a whole. The study found out that the difference in average performance by gender is not an indicative on the scale as a whole, as the average performance for males was 3,3132 while it was 3,2863 for females. The study also showed that the attitudes of the study members whose years of experience were 1-4 have positive attitudes on the scale as a whole, while those whose years of experience were 5-9 and 10-14 or more than 15, their attitudes on the scale as a whole were neutral. Conclusion/Recommendations: Regarding the attitudes of the study members by the scientific qualification, the study found out that holder of diploma, BA and MA degrees showed neutral attitudes on the scale, while Ph.D. holders demonstrated positive attitudes on the scale as a whole. In general, the difference in performance in the study was positive in planning while it was neutral in the rest of the aspects on the scale as a whole.

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© 2009 Ayman Suliman Mazahreh, Heba Hammad and Hanna Abu-Jaber. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.