ERIC Number: ED247414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun-29
Reference Count: 0
A Vocational Agriculture Teacher's Guide to Planning Summer Programs. Bulletin 1728.
Kotrlik, Joe W.; Camp, Susan
The purpose of a study was to determine what Louisiana vocational agriculture teachers were doing during their summer months of employment and then provide this information to individual teachers as an aid in planning the summer program. In early May 1983 a sample of 110 teachers completed an initial survey instrument on which they indicated what they thought they should be doing in their summer programs. Every two weeks during the summer the teachers completed a form that recorded what they had done. Results indicated that vocational agriculture teachers expect, and are expected, to do more than just to teach and to supervise supervised occupational experience programs (SOEP) during their summer employment. Approximately 20 teachers indicated that all 38 listed activities were important and should be performed by all teachers during the summer. Teachers also indicated that 16.4 percent of time should be spent on SOEP alone. Recommendations were that teachers should allocate a major portion of their summer to student contact, time spent on non-student contact activities should be kept to a minimum, time should be spent with all students, and teachers should develop a daily plan for the summer. (A sample summer program planning guide is provided.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. Dept. of Vocational Agricultural Education.