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ERIC Number: ED016046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE STATUS OF SPECIALIZED COURSES IN VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE.
ZURBRICK, PHILLIP R.
AN EFFORT WAS MADE TO DETERMINE THE STATUS OF SPECIALIZED HIGH SCHOOL AGRICULTURE COURSES, COMPILE A LIST OF SUCH COURSES BEING OFFERED IN THE UNITED STATES, AND DETERMINE AND EVALUATE THE NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN CURRICULUM CONSTRUCTION IN ARIZONA. AN OPINIONNAIRE WAS RETURNED BY 45 TEACHER EDUCATORS IN 39 STATES. SPECIALIZED COURSES IN THE THIRD AND FOURTH YEAR, COMBINED WITH BASIC COURSES IN THE FIRST 2 YEARS, WERE FAVORED BY 95.5 PERCENT OF THE TEACHER EDUCATORS. SCHOOLS IN 29 STATES WERE PLANNING OR OFFERING SPECIALIZED COURSES IN AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION, HORTICULTURE, ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE, OR AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS. AN OPINIONNAIRE WAS RETURNED BY 85 PERCENT OF THE VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TEACHERS AND 77 PERCENT OF THE ADMINISTRATORS IN 35 ARIZONA SCHOOLS. SPECIALIZED COURSES REGARDED AS VALUABLE BY 85 PERCENT OF BOTH GROUPS, IN RANK ORDER, WERE AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS, AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS, AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS, HORTICULTURE, AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS, FARM POWER, AND WELDING. ADEQUACY OF FACILITIES, TIME REQUIREMENTS, AND TEACHER'S TRAINING WERE REGARDED AS LIMITING FACTORS BY 60 PERCENT OF BOTH GROUPS, BUT 78 PERCENT AGREED THAT SPECIALIZED COURSES WOULD MEET INDIVIDUAL NEEDS BETTER THAN PRESENT PROGRAMS, AND 90 PERCENT WERE INTERESTED IN OFFERING THESE COURSES. RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDED ESTABLISHMENT OF PILOT PROGRAMS, DEVELOPMENT OF TEACHING AIDS, AND BETTER COORDINATION BETWEEN TEACHERS AND STAFF MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY IN DEVELOPING COURSES. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson.
Identifiers: ARIZONA