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ERIC Number: ED041154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 176
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The Effectiveness of Structured Occupational Experience for Instructors of Agricultural Occupations.
Mannebach, Alfred James
To determine the effect of an intensive 4-week experimental education program on the behavior of agricultural occupations teachers, two independent samples were selected consisting of an experimental group of 11 high school and 7 junior college teachers and a control group of 11 high school teachers. Only the experimental group received an organized program of inservice education, instruction, and structured on-the-job occupational experiences in agricultural firms. Three pretest instruments were completed by the junior college instructors, and all the teachers completed the posttest at the conclusion of the experiment. In addition, ratings and descriptions of program effectiveness were collected from participating businessmen. The mean posttest scores of the junior college instructors who completed the experimental program were significantly higher than their mean pretest scores. The overall reaction to the programs by the teachers and businessmen was excellent to good. Agricultural education should continue to develop and offer short-term inservice education programs. More emphasis should be placed upon developing instruments to evaluate new and innovative programs in agricultural education. This Ed.D. dissertation was presented to the University of Illinois. (SB)
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois