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ERIC Number: ED017620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Aug
Pages: 128
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Reference Count: 0
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THE ORGANIZATION AND UTILIZATION OF AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY BOARDS IN NEW YORK STATE.
CUSHMAN, HAROLD R.; JARMIN, MARTIN V.
RECOGNIZING THE POTENTIAL OF ADVISORY BOARDS IN SCHOOL POLICY FORMULATION, THIS STUDY WAS MADE TO DISCOVER WAYS AND MEANS OF IMPROVING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SUCH BOARDS. QUESTIONNAIRES FROM 209 OF THE 258 VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENTS CONTACTED IN THE STATE, PROVIDED DATA FOR DETERMINING THE CHARACTERISTICS OF AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY BOARDS IN NEW YORK STATE, TRENDS IN THEIR ORGANIZATION AND UTILIZATION, AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN EFFECTIVE AND INEFFECTIVE BOARDS. THE STUDY OF TRENDS WAS LIMITED TO A COMPARISON OF 39 AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY BOARDS IN OPERATION DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR, JULY 1, 1945-JUNE 30, 1946, WITH 209 BOARDS OPERATING IN 1960-61. THE COMPARISON OF EFFECTIVE AND INEFFECTIVE BOARDS WAS LIMITED TO 100 BOARDS CONSIDERED TO BE EFFECTIVE AND 99 BOARDS CONSIDERED TO BE INEFFECTIVE BY TEACHERS OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE IN THE 1960-61 PERIOD. THE FINDINGS WERE TABULATED IN 63 TABLES LISTING (1) CHARACTERISTICS OF ADVISORY BOARDS, (2) COMPARISON OF BOARDS OF 1945-46 AND 1960-61, AND (3) SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE EFFECTIVE AND THE INEFFECTIVE BOARDS BASED ON MEMBERSHIP, APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS, FUNCTIONS, AND ACTIVITIES. WHEN COMPARED WITH INEFFECTIVE BOARDS, EFFECTIVE BOARDS HAD A GREATER NUMBER OF APPOINTED MEMBERS, ARRIVED AT RECOMMENDATIONS IN GROUP MEETINGS, HAD MORE FREQUENT MEETINGS AND HIGHER ATTENDANCE, USED PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE MORE FREQUENTLY, AND STUDIED AND MADE RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING CONTENT FOR COURSE OF STUDY, COURSE SEQUENCE, PHYSICAL FACILITIES, YOUNG AND ADULT FARMER PROGRAMS, PROGRAM EVALUATION, AND WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMS. IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT STUDIES BE MADE OF BOARDS BY STATE OR REGION, NEW TRENDS, AND PROCEDURES FOR ORGANIZING AND USING ADVISORY BOARDS IN NEW AREAS. THE QUESTIONNAIRE IS INCLUDED. (PA)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Agricultural Education Div. at Cornell Univ.
Identifiers: NEW YORK