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ERIC Number: ED069854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 120
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Criteria for Determining Probable Success of Future Teachers of Vocational Agriculture.
Bode, John Cornelius
This study was initiated to investigate criteria which might serve as predictors of success in the teaching of vocational agriculture in Iowa schools and to identify factors contributing to teacher success or lack of success. The sample comprised 128 Iowa State University graduates who qualified to teach vocational agriculture during the period of 1956 through 1970 and were actually involved in teaching in 1972. Evaluation of teacher success was obtained from questionnaires sent to the high school principal, the high school instrumental music director, the president of the local chapter of Future Farmers of America, and the county extension director for each teacher in the sample. An analysis of the data revealed that: (1) Characteristics associated with success among these teachers were dedication, industry, the maintenance of good interpersonal relationships, command of subject matter, instructional versatility, involvement and cooperation in community activities, and selection of relevant subject matter; (2) Contributing most to lack of success was the inability of teachers to maintain discipline in the classroom; and (3) Grade-point average of the teacher during his college years was not found to be a valid predictor of success. (SN)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Iowa State University of Science and Technology