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ERIC Number: ED109424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
The Development of Guidelines for Recruitment Programs in Agricultural Education.
Luft, Vernon D.; Bender, Ralph E.
The shortage of teachers in vocational agriculture and the growing number of programs and students in vocational agriculture indicate the necessity of improved agricultural education recruitment programs. The major purpose of this study was to develop guidelines for teacher recruitment programs for use by university and State Departments of Agricultural Education throughout the country. The scope of the study examined methods of recruitment, their influence on students, student and educator opinions, and sources from which to recruit. Mail questionnaires were developed to collect data from head State supervisors of agricultural education, teacher educators of agricultural education, and students enrolled in agricultural education. Fifty State supervisor returns from the 50 States, 78 returns (95.1 percent) from teacher education departments, and 373 returns from students were received. The findings are summarized. Conclusions emphasized the teacher shortage and the importance of adequate vocational counseling and information in high school and college. Guidelines stressed the development and coordination of a recruiting program to assess all sources of recruitment. Recommendations called for studies to determine the most effective recruitment practices. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Agricultural Education.