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ERIC Number: ED014615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Pages: 1
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GRASS ROOTS--SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVING TEACHER RECRUITMENT.
COCHRAN, G.R.; NELSON, CLIFFORD L.
APPROXIMATELY 300 TEACHERS SPENT ONE-HALF DAY DURING THE ANNUAL 1966 MINNESOTA VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TEACHER'S ASSOCIATION SUMMER CONFERENCE CONSIDERING THE PROBLEM OF TEACHER RECRUITMENT IN AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION. SMALL-GROUP STUDY OF THE PROBLEM RESULTED IN BOTH GENERAL AND SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, FOR VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TEACHERS, AND FOR THE UNIVERSITY. GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TEACHER RECRUITMENT INCLUDED OFFERING MORE SCHOLARSHIPS, MAINTAINING AND EXTENDING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD AGRICULTURE AND AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION, AND ENCOURAGING A UNIFORM 12-MONTH EMPLOYMENT POLICY AMONG HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICTS. THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WAS VIEWED AS A CATALYTIC RATHER THAN AN ACTION AGENCY IN TEACHER RECRUITMENT. VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TEACHERS SHOULD WORK CLOSELY WITH PROSPECTIVE COLLEGE STUDENTS, THEIR PARENTS, AND COUNSELORS, ACQUAINT OTHER HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS WITH THE OPPORTUNITIES IN AGRICULTURE AND AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION, AND MAINTAIN CONTACT WITH THE STUDENT WHILE HE IS ENROLLED IN COLLEGE. THE UNIVERSITY POSITION SHOULD BE TO SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE POTENTIAL STUDENTS THROUGH SPECIAL VISITATIONS THROUGHOUT THE STATE AND BY CAMPUS PROGRAMS BY UNIVERSITY PERSONNEL. THIS DOCUMENT APPEARED IN "THE AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION MAGAZINE," VOLUME 39, NUMBER 5, NOVEMBER 1966. (WB)
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Identifiers: MINNESOTA