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ERIC Number: ED013869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jun
Pages: 70
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION OFFERINGS IN COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN THE UNITED STATES, A RESEARCH REPORT OF A GRADUATE STUDY. RESEARCH SERIES IN AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION.
SNEPP, NEIL O.; WOODIN, RALPH J.
PRIOR TO PROPOSING A POSTSECONDARY PROGRAM IN AGRICULTURE FOR OHIO COMMUNITY COLLEGES, QUESTIONNAIRES WERE SENT TO 161 COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN 34 STATES TO SECURE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM EXPERIENCED PERSONS AND TO DETERMINE THE STATUS OF EXISTING PROGRAMS. RESPONSES WERE RECEIVED FROM 116. ADDITIONAL DATA WERE COLLECTED FROM 44 STATE DIRECTORS OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION. AGRICULTURE WAS TAUGHT AT APPROXIMATELY 30 PERCENT OF THE COLLEGES, AND ADULT AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS WERE PRACTICALLY NONEXISTENT. GUIDELINES FORMULATED TO PROVIDE DIRECTION FOR THE OHIO PROGRAM INCLUDED -- (1) AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS IN OHIO COMMUNITY COLLEGES SHOULD BE FORMULATED AND COORDINATED ON A STATEWIDE BASIS, (2) AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS SHOULD BE DEVELOPED FOR TERMINAL-TECHNICAL, TRANSFER, VOCATIONAL, AND ADULT STUDENTS IN THE ORDER LISTED, (3) TRANSFER PROGRAMS SHOULD BE DEVELOPED IN COOPERATION WITH THE SENIOR AGRICULTURAL COLLEGES OF THE STATE, (4) AGRICULTURAL INSTRUCTORS SHOULD HOLD AT LEAST A MASTER'S DEGREE AND HAVE PREVIOUS TEACHING EXPERIENCE, (5) THE MAXIMUM TEACHING LOAD SHOULD BE 16 CLASS HOURS PER WEEK WITH A STUDENT-TEACHER RATIO OF 20 TO 1, (6) THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT STUDENTS ENROLLED SHOULD BE 120, (7) AT LEAST 50 PERCENT OF THE CAPITAL COST FOR AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS SHOULD BE PROVIDED BY STATE FUNDS, AND (8) OPERATING EXPENSES SHOULD BE SHARED EQUALLY BY STATE AND LOCAL TAXES AND STUDENT TUITION. COPIES OF THE QUESTIONNAIRES ARE INCLUDED. (SL)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Coll. of Agriculture and Home Economics.
Identifiers: OHIO