ERIC Number: ED209488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Opinions of Agricultural Teachers, School Administrators, Students and Parents Concerning Females as Agriculture Students, Teachers and Workers in Agriculture.
Parmley, John D.; And Others
A study examined the opinions of agriculture teachers, school administrators, students, and parents concerning females as agriculture students, teachers, and workers in agriculture. A survey instrument to collect respondent demographic data and a questionnaire to measure sex bias were completed by the following groups connected with Kansas vocational agriculture programs: 154 teachers, 132 administrators, 576 students (approximately 7 percent of the student enrollment in the state), and 390 parents. Included among those data collected by the instruments were respondent age, sex, years of teaching experience, program emphasis, years of schooling completed, socioeconomic background, student plans after high school, overall sex bias rating, vo-ag student enrollee bias, worker sex bias, and female teacher bias. All four types of respondents indicated that students, teachers, administrators, and parents do not encourage females to enroll in vocational agriculture courses. While all investigated groups exhibited support for employment opportunities for females and for female enrollment, they all revealed a preference for male workers in agricultural occupations. Students seemed slightly opposed to female agricultural education teachers. Recommendations called for developing programs to show career opportunities for females in agriculture and to recruit female students into vocational agriculture. (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Occupations, Demography, Females, High School Students, High Schools, Parent Attitudes, Questionnaires, Sex Bias, Sex Stereotypes, Socioeconomic Status, State Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka.; Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Dept. of Adult and Occupational Education.