ERIC Number: ED045824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
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An Experiment Evaluating Methods of Dissemination of Business Simulation Instructional Materials to Agriculture Teachers.
Sargeant, Donald G.
To develop a business management instructional unit and to evaluate the effectiveness of alternative methods of disseminating this instructional material to agriculture teachers, this study utilized the efforts of 36 teachers and two methods of disseminating instructional material. Three-hour workshops were held at three locations to distribute the educational material and to instruct 18 teachers on how to teach the business management unit effectively. Eighteen other teachers received the same materials and instruction on an individual basis in their home schools. Findings reveal that instructional material development and dissemination should involve the teachers on an individual basis in their home schools. Student achievement was found to be better with classes of less than 15 students and all of one grade level with special education students excluded. Recommendations include: (1) Projects designed to develop and disseminate instructional material should be continued and provide followup supervision to high school teachers, (2) Instructional material developers should involve high school teachers and students, (3) Agricultural business management principles should be taught to high school students, and (4) Future studies should investigate the effectiveness of student learning and cost benefit in dissemination. This Ph.D. dissertation was submitted to Pennsylvania State University. (GB)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Citations (References), Doctoral Dissertations, High School Students, Information Dissemination, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Materials, Vocational Education Teachers
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