ERIC Number: ED022875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
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An Investigation of Attitudes and Opinions held by Teachers of Vocational Agriculture and their Administrators Regarding Selected Areas of the Vocational Agriculture Program.
Brown, Herman Dale
Data were collected with a mailed questionnaire to determine differences of opinion and attitudes of vocational agriculture between teachers and their administrators regarding selected aspects of vocational agriculture. Teachers were more positive in belief of the need for adult and young farmer education. Both teachers and administrators indicated a need for revisions in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) organization. Teachers were more concerned with aspects which affected them personally, while administrators had more diversified concerns. Teachers and administrators agreed on the desirability of curriculum expansion into training for off-farm agricultural occupations. Teachers did not wish to share facilities and equipment with other vocational teachers. Both groups believed that supervised farming programs must be modified. It was concluded that (1) a highly coordinated program did not exist, (2) teachers were sensitive to criticism, (3) both groups were convinced of the value of FFA, (4) teachers would continue to lead in adult and young farmer education, and (5) administrators were more receptive to change than teachers. This Ed.D. thesis was submitted to Oklahoma State University. (JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Adult Farmer Education, Agricultural Education, Educational Change, Educational Facilities, Off Farm Agricultural Occupations, Supervised Farm Practice, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Young Farmer Education, Youth Clubs
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