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ERIC Number: ED020440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Pages: 53
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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DEMONSTRATION CENTER AT REIDLAND HIGH SCHOOL (CENTRAL PART OF THE UNITED STATES) FOR TRAINING FARM YOUTH IN NONFARM AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS. FINAL REPORT.
BINKLEY, HAROLD
THE PURPOSE OF THE CENTER WAS TO DEMONSTRATE WHAT COULD AND SHOULD BE DONE IN ESTABLISHING AND OPERATING A TRAINING PROGRAM IN AGRICULTURAL SUPPLY SALES AND SERVICE. TEACHER EDUCATORS, A LOCAL ADVISORY GROUP, AND THE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION ASSISTED IN OPERATING THE CENTER. DURING THE 2-YEAR PERIOD, 165 TEACHERS OF AGRICULTURE, 28 SCHOOL OFFICIALS, 34 TEACHER EDUCATORS, 45 SUPERVISORS AND COORDINATORS, AND 34 OTHERS OBSERVED THE PROJECT. A FOLLOWUP STUDY OF VISITORS REVEALED 51 SCHOOLS STARTING SIMILAR PROGRAMS WITHIN 1 YEAR. OTHER SIGNIFICANT FINDINGS INDICATED--(1) THERE IS A GREAT NEED FOR TRAINING PROGRAMS IN AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS, ESPECIALLY SALES AND SERVICE, AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS, AND HORTICULTURE, (2) AGRICULTURAL BUSINESSES ARE WILLING TO COOPERATE IN PROVIDING EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE, (3) SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS WERE ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE POSSIBILITIES OF SUCH PROGRAMS, (4) INFORMATION OBTAINED AT THE CENTER WAS HELPFUL IN STARTING PROGRAMS, (5) STUDENT REACTION TO THE PROGRAMS WAS EXCELLENT, (6) YOUNG TEACHERS WERE MORE INTERESTED THAN OLDER ONES IN STARTING THIS TYPE OF PROGRAM, (7) THERE IS A SHORTAGE OF QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS FOR NEW PROGRAMS, (8) DEMONSTRATION CENTERS INFLUENCE THE ADOPTION OF INNOVATIVE IDEAS AND PROGRAMS, AND (9) MORE DEMONSTRATION CENTERS ARE NEEDED. QUESTIONNAIRES SENT TO TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS, A CENTER EVALUATION INSTRUMENT, AND PUBLIC RELATIONS MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED. (DM)
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Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Div. of Vocational Education.
Identifiers: KENTUCKY; Reidland High School KY