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ERIC Number: ED019427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 7
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Reference Count: 0
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IMPROVING THE PROFICIENCY OF MECHANICAL ACTIVITIES PERFORMED BY UTAH'S AGRICULTURALISTS.
JARRETT, VON H.
THE MAJOR PURPOSES OF THIS STUDY WERE TO--(1) IMPROVE THE CURRICULUM IN AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS FOR THE PREPARATION OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TEACHERS AT UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, (2) SERVE AS A GUIDE IN CHANGING AND DEVELOPING FUTURE COURSES IN AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS FOR ALL-DAY STUDENTS, (3) DISCOVER THE NEEDS FOR INSERVICE TRAINING PROGRAMS, AND (4) IDENTIFY AREAS OF INSTRUCTION WHICH MIGHT BE OFFERED AT THE POST-HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL. THE DATA WERE OBTAINED FROM 670 USABLE SURVEY FORMS COMPLETED BY VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE STUDENTS' PARENTS RESIDING IN 14 DESIGNATED COUNTIES. ONE VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TEACHER IN EACH COUNTY WAS SELECTED TO ADMINISTER AND COLLECT THE SURVEY FORMS. SOME FINDINGS WERE--(1) PARENTS OF HIGH SCHOOL VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE STUDENTS DESIRED ADDITIONAL TRAINING IN ALL AREAS OF AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS, (2) 33 PERCENT OF THE FARMS WERE UNDER 100 ACRES IN SIZE, (3) AGRICULTURE TEACHERS WERE TEACHING MORE STUDENTS FROM PART-TIME THAN FULL-TIME FARMS, AND (4) 73 PERCENT OF THE FARMERS FELT THEY SHOULD PERFORM 15 OF THE 16 LISTED FARM SHOP ACTIVITIES. SINCE UTAH FARMERS PERFORM MANY MECHANICAL ACTIVITIES FOR WHICH THEY ARE NOT PROPERLY TRAINED, ADDITIONAL TRAINING IS NEEDED IN ALL AREAS OF MECHANICS. INCREASED EMPHASIS SHOULD BE PLACED ON MECHANICAL ACTIVITIES TO SERVE THE GROWING NUMBER OF PART-TIME FARMERS. THE MECHANICAL JOB OPERATIONAL SURVEY FORM WITH AN INSTRUCTIONAL LETTER FOR PARENTS IS INCLUDED. (WB)
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Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Dept. of Agricultural Education.
Identifiers: UTAH