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ERIC Number: ED012758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Mar
Pages: 41
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Reference Count: 0
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THE TEACHER OF AGRICULTURE IN NORTH CAROLINA.
DRABICK, LAWRENCE W.
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS SURVEY WAS TO IDENTIFY THE SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS TYPICAL OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TEACHERS IN THE STATE. THE 25-PERCENT SAMPLE RESULTED IN USABLE QUESTIONNAIRE RETURNS FROM 97 WHITE AND 29 NEGRO TEACHERS. INFORMATION WAS GATHERED ABOUT THE SCHOOL IN WHICH THE TEACHER WORKED, THE BACKGROUND AND PREPARATION OF THE TEACHER, AND THE ACTIVITIES OF THE TEACHER DURING THE OFFICIAL SCHOOL DAY. CONCLUSIONS REACHED INCLUDED THE OBSERVATIONS THAT (1) MOST SCHOOLS WITH VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE WERE SMALL AND WOULD BENEFIT BY CONSOLIDATION, (2) THERE WAS CONSIDERABLE DEMAND FOR VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE, (3) MULTITEACHER DEPARTMENT DEVELOPMENT WAS LAGGING, AND (4) FACILITIES WERE ADEQUATE. THE EXISTING EMPLOYMENT STABILITY OF THE TEACHERS, ESPECIALLY NEGRO TEACHERS, WAS VIEWED AS AN ADVANTAGE, BUT WITH SOME SHORTCOMINGS. MOST OF THE TEACHERS HAD THEIR PREPARATION IN THE STATE AND WERE INVOLVED IN CONTINUOUS EDUCATION PROGRAMS. MOST OF THE TEACHERS DEVOTED INSCHOOL TIME TO EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN AGRICULTURE, ALTHOUGH OTHER TEACHING DUTIES, NONTEACHING DUTIES, AND SERVICE ACTIVITIES FOR BOTH SCHOOL AND NONSCHOOL AGENCIES OR INDIVIDUALS WERE REPORTED. MANY OF THE TEACHERS WOULD PREFER TO HAVE FEWER OF THESE DIVERSIONARY ACTIVITIES. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh.
Identifiers: NORTH CAROLINA; North Carolina (Raleigh)