ERIC Number: ED021202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
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An Examination of the Cooperative Cognation Between Vocational Agriculture Instructors and County Extension Agents in Planning and Conducting the Adult Prospectus of Instruction in Oklahoma.
Smith, Wendell Lee
To investigate present operating relationships and make suggestions for improving these relationships among county extension workers and vocational agricultural teachers, an hypothesis was made that county extension agents have more positive attitudes than teachers toward cooperation. A questionnaire, evaluated in the preparation by state agricultural leaders, was mailed to the county extension agents and two randomly chosen vocational agriculture instructors in each of 30 randomly chosen Oklahoma counties. Independent variables were the population of the counties, and the ages, job tenures, length of experience, and college degrees of the participants, who revealed their attitudes by evaluating "is" and "should be" conditions of cooperation in their activities. Responses to the questionnaire came from 100% of the agents and 83.33% of the teachers. Age and tenure did not affect teacher and agent attitudes on cooperation, but interest in cooperation was greater among those with more education, or from a larger county, or with less experience. Teachers proved to be slightly more favorable to cooperation than agents. (Recommendations for improving cooperation and suggestions for further study are included. Appendixes include the questionnaire with total responses, the cover letters, and a selected bibliography.) (jf)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Attitudes, Cooperative Planning, Extension Agents, Individual Characteristics, Interpersonal Relationship, Masters Theses, Program Development, Questionnaires, Research, Vocational Education Teachers
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74075
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater. Graduate School.
Note: Masters thesis.