ERIC Number: ED022010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Developing Occupational Experience Programs in Agricultural Distribution.
Hull, William L.; And Others
A 6-week teacher education institute, the second of two, focused on the use of distributive information and methods byvocational agriculture teachers in the preparation of students for off-farm agricultural occupations. The specific objectives were to (1) upgrade teachers in distribution, (2) acquaint teachers with cooperative education methods, (3) broaden rural school offerings, and (4) adapt existing distributive materials to agriculture. The 30 participants from 30 states were selected upon the basis of their ability to profit from the institute. Presentations by distributive education coordinators and participants, committee work, and field trips were among the methods. Participant selection was considered the most important single staff decision. The participants were found to have gained significantly in knowledge of distributive education. An evaluation committee judged that the major strength of the institute was the instruction during the workshop and its weakness was the lack of administrator involvement. Among other conclusions, implications, and recommendations were statements concerning morale, incentives, implementation difficulties, home community size, multiple-teacher departments, cooperative training stations, institute length, and participant housing. (JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater. Research Foundation.