ERIC Number: ED110755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Professional Educational Competency Needs of Three Groups of Vocational Agriculture Teachers in Ohio. Summary Research 3.
Moore, Eddie A.; Bender, Ralph E.
To identify professional education competency needs for vocational agriculture teachers in Ohio, 555 secondary vocational agriculture teachers teaching in the State during 1973-74 were surveyed. The target population was stratified into three groups: (1) four-year college agricultural education majors, (2) four-year college technical agriculture majors, and (3) non-college graduates recruited from business and industry. The study sample included 79 college technical agriculture majors, 43 non-college graduates, and a random sample of 200 professionally prepared teachers. Data were collected through mail questionnaires from 83 percent of the vocational agriculture teachers, 75 percent of the technical agriculture majors, and personal interviews with non-college graduate teachers. Questions covered educational/occupational backgrounds of the respondents, teachers' perceptions of the importance of 256 professional education competencies, and teachers' percepts of their proficiency. The number of competencies most needed by the three groups of teachers varied considerably. In-service education needs for the 256 competency items indicated 23 items for professionally trained teachers, 99 items for technical agriculture majors, and 255 for non-college graduates. It was recommended that Ohio teacher educators/supervisors in agricultural education continue evaluation of competency needs of the three groups in up-dating pre-service and in-service teacher preparation programs. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Agricultural Education.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio