ERIC Number: ED060451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Participation and Attitudes of Judges, Educators and Youth Leaders; Preliminary Report Number 3. Wisconsin County and District Fair Study.
Groot, Hans C.; And Others
The basic objective of this study was to evaluate the educational value of fairs as perceived by Youth Leaders, Educators, and Fair Judges. The study sub-objectives were: (1) to provide a general description of the demographic characteristics of the groups surveyed; (2) to describe the nature and extent of their involvement in fair-related work; (3) to determine their evaluation of judging at fairs; (4) to determine the general evaluation of fairs and what might be done to improve them; and (5) to answer some questions about the state subsidy for County and District Fairs, and the possible consolidation of fairs. The five groups who were sent questionnaires were: Youth Leaders (voluntary leaders of 4-H clubs), Vocational Agriculture Teachers, 4-H Club Agents, County Agents, and Fair Judges. The data gathered suggest that county and district fairs fill important needs of the people in Wisconsin. County and district fairs were adjudged to fill not only educational needs, but social and vocational needs as well. The 4-H Club Agents appear to be the most involved in fair work and Vocational Agriculture Teachers the least. An appendix presents tabulations of the questionnaire data. (DB)
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Sponsor: Wisconsin Univ., Madison, Univ. Extension.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Center of Applied Sociology.