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ERIC Number: ED016853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Pages: 85
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AN EVALUATION OF THE OFF-FARM AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS MATERIALS.
HENSEL, JAMES W.; JOHNSON, CECIL H., JR.
QUESTIONNAIRES WERE MAILED TO 50 STATE SUPERVISORS OF AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION AND 373 HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS IDENTIFIED AS PURCHASERS OF CENTER-DEVELOPED AND -DISSEMINATED MATERIAL TO EVALUATE THE CONTENT OF COURSE OUTLINES AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS PREPARED FOR TEACHING OFF-FARM AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS. COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRES WERE RETURNED BY 42 OF THE 50 STATE SUPERVISORS AND 297 OF THE 373 TEACHERS. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY WERE TO DETERMINE THE DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIALS, TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT TO WHICH THEY INFLUENCED LOCAL AND STATE PROGRAMS IN EACH OF THE OCCUPATIONAL AREAS, AND TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE MATERIALS USED IN THE CLASSROOM INCLUDING THE DEGREE OF ACCEPTANCE BY THE TEACHERS. SOME FINDINGS WERE--(1) VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TEACHERS PLACED 71.6 PERCENT OF ALL ORDERS FOR THE MATERIALS, (2) THE MOST FREQUENTLY PURCHASED MATERIALS WERE THE COURSE OUTLINES AND MODULES IN THE AGRICULTURAL SUPPLY, HORTICULTURE, AND AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY AREAS, (3) MOST VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TEACHERS WHO USED THE MATERIALS INDICATED THAT THEY WERE OF HIGH VALUE IN INITIATING AND DEVELOPING OFF-FARM AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS PROGRAMS, AND (4) STATE SUPERVISORS OF AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION INDICATED THAT THE MATERIALS WERE USED TO A GREAT EXTENT IN PLANNING STATE PROGRAMS IN OFF-FARM AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT THE MATERIALS WERE WELL DISTRIBUTED GEOGRAPHICALLY AMONG THE AGRICULTURE TEACHERS, FAVORABLY RECEIVED BY STATE SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL, AND GENERALLY WELL ACCEPTED BY THE TEACHERS INCLUDED IN THE SURVEY. IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT AN EFFORT BE MADE BY STATE AND AREA SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL TO ACQUAINT MORE VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TEACHERS WITH THESE OFF-FARM AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS MATERIALS. THE APPENDIXES CONTAIN COPIES OF THE SURVEY INSTRUMENTS AND TABLES OF RELATED DATA. (WB)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.
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