ERIC Number: ED069908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
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Images and Perceptions of Vocational Agriculture Programs in Mississippi.
Shoemake, Ralph Glenn
The objectives of this study were to: (1) compare perceptions of administrators, school board members, students, and vocational agriculture teachers concerning the vocational agriculture programs in Mississippi, (2) determine program strengths and weaknesses in order to improve present programs and plan future ones for Mississippi, and (3) provide feedback from students in the secondary grades concerning the program components. A 3-part questionnaire was developed, which dealt with policy, curriculum, and personnel abilities of the State vocational agriculture programs. Usable instruments in a random stratified sample that included six counties in Mississippi were returned from 11 principals, six school administrators, 28 school board members, 11 vocational agriculture teachers, and 101 of the students at the secondary level. Analysis of results indicated that local attitudes are important for implementing program objectives. The vocational agriculture curriculum was seen as adequate, though the agribusiness component was least sufficient of those rated. Suggestions for program improvement and generalizations which were inferred from the data concerning program attitudes are included. (AG)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Agricultural Education, Feedback, High School Students, Participant Characteristics, Program Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, State Programs, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
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Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.; Mississippi Research and Curriculum Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, State College.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi