ERIC Number: ED112136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Exploratory Agriculture Programs in Virginia.
Miller, Larry E.; Hinkle, Dennis
Lack of a curriculum guide, resource guide, and overall guidance prompted the State Agricultural Science and Mechanics Committee to survey the instructors of exploratory agriculture programs in the State in order to develop objectives, goals, and resource materials for the program. Opinions were sought from all of the teachers and supervisors concerning the nature of exploratory agriculture programs in Virginia and the teaching modules such a program should include. (Of those surveyed, 96 percent of exploratory agriculture programs are being implemented at the 6-8 grade level; 4 percent at the 4-5 grade level). A questionnaire was developed and mailed to the invited sample, and the data received from 27 usable returns were compiled and analyzed. Findings led to the following conclusions: (1) curriculum development is needed for the program, with written objectives, guides, and teaching materials; (2) a career education focus with guidance, counseling, and adequate record keeping is recommended; (3) with growth of the program, additional funding will be required; and (4) inservice as well as preservice will be needed for teacher training in the area of exploratory agriculture. (Author/MU)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Agricultural Education Program.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia