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ERIC Number: ED163296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Pages: 193
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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A Study of the Self-Perceived Teaching Effectiveness of Female and Male Vocational Agriculture/Agribusiness Teachers in the United States.
Moore, Susan Fayette
The self-perceived teaching effectiveness of female and male vocational agriculture/agribusiness teachers in the United States was studied. The population for the study consisted of all female teachers of vocational agriculture/agribusiness in the United States (325) and an equal number of randomly selected male teachers of vocational agriculture/agribusiness. The data were collected with a mailed questionnaire. Along with the biographical and professional information, the instrument assessed the self-perceived teaching effectiveness of the respondents on thirty-nine commonly performed competencies in the following areas: program planning, classroom and laboratory instruction, Future Farmers of America (FFA), supervised occupational experience programs, adult education, and public relations, advisory committees, and professionalism. Based on the findings, it was concluded that (1) females do perceive themselves to be effective as teachers; (2) the self-perceptions of the effectiveness of female and male teachers are not significantly different (at the .05 level) for a majority of the competencies commonly performed by teachers of vocational agriculture/agribusiness; (3) over half of the commonly performed competencies in which females rated themselves significantly lower were in the competency area of FFA; and (4) in states where females are employed as teachers of vocational agriculture/agribusiness, they are generally teaching horticulture, whereas the male teachers are generally teaching basic vocational agriculture/agribusiness and production agriculture. (Author/JH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: United States
Note: Masters Degree, Mississippi State University. Not available in hard copy due to reproducibility problems