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ERIC Number: ED042924
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 199
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Experimental Evaluation of Prepared Lesson Plans on Instruction in Vocational Agriculture.
Ahrens, Donald Louis
To determine the value of prepared lesson plans on instruction in vocational agriculture, 12 randomly selected Iowa high schools with approved vocational agriculture programs were randomly divided into two groups of six including a control group and a treatment group. Prepared lesson plans provided the only variance in instruction. Two meetings were held to familiarize the school personnel with the project and to train instructors in the techniques and resources to be used in the experiment. Data were gathered on students and instructors through extensive testing, use of questionnaires, and school records. Findings of the 3-week study in the four areas indicated that: (1) The students were essentially equal in knowledge before the experiment, (2) Many variables affected student achievement, (3) No significant differences were noted in achievement of either group, and (4) The effectiveness of prepared lesson plans could have been more accurately determined if the experiment had permitted the observation of individual students rather than classes. This Ph.D. dissertation was submitted to Iowa State University. (GB)
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