JVER v27n3 - Editor's Note

Volume 27, Number 3

Editor's Note

J. W. Rojewski
University of Georgia

This issue of the Journal of Vocational Education Research ( JVER ) represents the third and final issue of volume series 27. And, I am pleased to report that the backlogged 2002 volume series has been completed. The JVER is "back on track" in terms of publication schedule and in timely reviews of submitted manuscripts. A special thanks to all of those people- JVER Board, AVERA Executive Board, manuscript reviews, and the new JVER Editor Joe Kotrlik-who have graciously contributed their time and talents to re-establishing the JVER as a reliable and timely publication. Finally, I appreciate the opportunity to serve in the capacity of Interim Editor, but now turn publication responsibilities over to Dr. Kotrlik. I am confident that the JVER will flourish under his leadership.

The five articles in this issue represent the dissertation work of recent graduates of career and technical education doctoral programs. Each of these authors presented their work during a special session of the AVERA program at the Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE) conference held last December in Las Vegas, NV. If these studies are representative of doctoral-level research in graduates programs around the country, the future of research in workforce education and development appears positive. The topics of these current studies reflect a diverse range of interests from the influence of financial aid on postsecondary program completion to comparing international banking programs in the U.S. and Germany, stress experienced by novice teachers in Ohio to perceived teacher competencies in U.S. and Taiwanese vocational teachers to influences on teacher efficacy. Research designs, methods, and analyses are equally diverse and represent both quantitative and qualitative paradigms.