ERIC Number: ED023865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
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A Study of Attitudinal Changes of Student Teachers in Agricultural Education.
Wiggins, Lloyd Lee
Changes in student-teacher attitudes toward participation in Future Farmers of American (FFA) activities were evaluated to determine the effect of teaching experience upon 75 student teachers in agricultural education. The 32 student teaching centers in Oklahoma were categorized according to participation in FFA activities into low, medium, and high levels. A 25-statement attitude scale designed to measure change in attitudes toward FFA participation was constructed and given as a pretest and post test to student teachers and as a opinionnaire to cooperating teachers. Findings resulting from data analysis revealed: (1) Significant differences existed between treatment levels and total attitude changes with the greatest amount of positive influence in the medium treatment level, (2) Student teachers significantly changed their attitudes toward the direction of the expressed opinion of their cooperating teacher, (3) Cooperating teachers differed significantly by treatment levels in their opinion on some of the attitude statements, and (4) Student teachers were most influenced to change their attitude toward teaching production agriculture instead of teaching leadership development. Conclusions indicated student teaching centers should be selected with care because of their critical influence on student teacher attitude. This thesis was submitted to Oklahoma State University in fulfillment of Ed.D. degree. (DM)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Attitude Change, Cooperating Teachers, High Schools, Student Attitudes, Student Organizations, Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Vocational Research Coordinating Unit, Stillwater.
Identifiers: Future Farmers of America; Oklahoma