ERIC Number: ED210452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Management Activities Applied in Agricultural Teacher Education.
Everett, Susan F.; Williams, David L.
A study examined the level of importance and the level of implementation of management functions and activities in agricultural teacher education programs as perceived by program leaders and program staff. One hundred respondents (one program leader and one program staff member from each of fifty four-year institutions throughout the United States) completed a two-part mail questionnaire Solicited by the questionnaire was demographical information about the population of program leaders, staff, their agricultural education programs, and their institutions as well as information pertaining to the level of importance and the level of implementation of five management functions, including planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. Each of these functions contained four management activities for a total of 20 items rated using a nine-point Likert-type rating scale. Agricultural teacher education program leaders and staff agreed that all five management functions and the 20 management activities were important and were being implemented in their respective programs. The respondents also generally agreed that planning and staffing were the most important functions. Also considered to be of prime importance were planning program goals and policies and securing support for planned programs. Recommendations were made calling for further studies. (MN)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrator Attitudes, Agricultural Education, Demography, Higher Education, Leadership, Management Systems, National Surveys, Organization, Personnel Evaluation, Personnel Management, Planning, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Administration, Program Content, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, Staff Development, Staff Orientation, Staff Utilization, Supervision, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Management Practices
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Vocational Association (Atlanta, GA, December 1981).