ERIC Number: ED055180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Adoption of Educational Innovations Among Experienced Teachers of Vocational Agriculture in Predominantly Negro Schools in North Carolina.
Ellis, Willie Thomas, Sr.
To determine how teacher educators and state supervisors in vocational agriculture can improve planned behavioral change among teachers, 115 agriculture teachers with at least 3 years of experience in Negro schools were interviewed. Spearman's rank correlation, multiple correlation, and step-wise regression were used to analyze the data. The findings show that teachers varied according to adopter categories on 12 independent variables. Although they were not consistently significant, patterned trends were apparent. The study concluded that teacher educators and supervisors can be more effective in the implementation of behavioral change among teachers by identifyine and articulating opinion leaders and the sources of information used by agriculture teachers in the adoption of educational innovations. (Author/BH)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Behavior Change, Black Institutions, Change Agents, Educational Innovation, State Surveys, Vocational Education Teachers
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Identifiers: North Carolina
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Cornell University