ERIC Number: ED240280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Consumable and Refundable Supplies Items for Production Agriculture Mechanics Laboratories as Influenced by Selected Characteristics of Vocational Agriculture Program and Teacher. Final Report.
Gerstenlauer, David L.
This study was conducted to develop a list of basic consumable and refundable supplies to be used in a secondary agricultural production mechanics laboratory program in Pennsylvania. A total of 72 surveys were sent to selected teachers: 24 in the area of woodworking, 24 in the area of metal working, and 24 covering all other areas of agricultural mechanics laboratory consumable supplies. The instrument was designed so that teachers could provide information about their department, community, units of instruction, teaching background, and amount of consumable supplies used. A total of 41 usable replies were used in data collection. Both tables and verbal analyses were prepared listing the variables, number of responses, mean responses, the standard error, and the ranges. A basic list of consumable and refundable supplies was developed. An extensive description of nonsupply variables was compiled, describing the community, department, and teachers of programs in the study. However, few generalizable conclusions could be formed from this data. It was recommended that lists be developed for other areas of agricultural production mechanics and that the lists be updated as technology changes. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Waynesboro Area School District, PA.