ERIC Number: ED328741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
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Current and Expected Roles in Supervising Agricultural Science and Technology Programs in Utah.
A study examined the perceptions of Utah vocational agricultural teachers regarding the current and expected role of state and local supervision in agricultural education. The target population for the study was all agricultural science and technology teachers in vocational programs during the 1988-89 school year (64 teachers). Through persistence of the researcher, a 100 percent return rate was achieved in teacher response to a questionnaire about their perceptions of the role of state and local supervisor in terms of the degree of authority. The teachers rated the state supervisor as currently having the greatest authority in directing improvement of instruction activities, followed by research and evaluation activities, administration, and public relations. They rated local supervisors' degree of authority as highest in the area of public relations. The teachers rated improvement of instructional activities as having the highest degree of authority by state supervisors in the future, followed by research and evaluation activities. They expected the local supervisor to have the highest degree of authority in public relations activities. The study concluded that the teachers perceived the local supervisors as having more authority, both current and expected, than the state supervisors. This perception could continue to handicap the state supervisor in bringing about innovative programs in Utah. (17 references) (KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Vocational Association (Cincinnati, OH, December 1990).