ERIC Number: ED177341
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Development of Guidelines for Summer Vocational Agriculture Programs in Texas. Comprehensive Final Report.
Cepica, M. J.
A study was conducted to (1) identify basic components included in Texas vocational agriculture summer programs, (2) determine teacher, administrator, state staff, and teacher educator perceptions of the relative importance of groups of activities included in the summer program, and (3) recommend guidelines for basic summer program operation. Three survey instruments were developed based on nine major areas of importance to the summer program identified by the state advisory committee: supervising occupational experience programs, working with new students, professional improvement, program planning, adult and young farmer education, conducting Future Farmers of America activities, improving facilities, public relations, and records and report. Questionnaires were returned by 956 teachers, 265 administrators, and 54 state staff personnel and teacher educators. Findings indicate that those administrators responsible for planning and supervision of the summer program are not in agreement with teachers responsible for conducting it. Administrators ranked program planning as most important of the nine areas, and supervision of occupational experience programs as second. Teachers, state staff, and teacher educators ranked supervision of occupational experience programs first. (Guidelines for summer programs in each of the nine areas are presented, along with the three survey instruments.) (LRA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock.