ERIC Number: ED023903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Training Institute for Administrative Personnel and Teacher Educators Responsible for Young Farmer Education. Final Report.
Rodgers, John H.
A national seminar on young farmer education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, August 7-11, 1967, was attended by 95 teacher educators, state supervisors, vocational agriculture teachers, and invited guests from 38 states and the District of Columbia. Some major seminar conclusions were: (1) There is an increasing need for education of young farmers, (2) Recruitment of young men leaving high school and/or entering agricultural occupations is essential to program growth, (3) More qualified teaching personnel are needed, (4) States should cooperate in preparing educational materials, (5) Cooperation with other agricultural and community agencies increases program effectiveness, (6) Additional research is needed in critical areas of young farmer education, (7) Pilot programs are needed to test new approaches and new devices, (8) A functioning organizational structure greatly enhances the value of educational programs, and (9) More realistic evaluation of programs is needed. Each seminar participant worked in committee session in one of the following areas: (1) guidelines for initiating and expanding programs, (2) financing and staffing programs, (3) formulating objectives, (4) evaluating criteria, (5) guidelines for curriculum development (6) young farmer organizations, (7) teacher recruitment and preparation, and (8) auto-tutorial methods of instruction. (DM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Agricultural Education Program.