ERIC Number: ED115959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Education in Agriculture for the Educationally Disadvantaged. Final Report. Teacher Education Research Series, Volume 15, Number 1.
Curtis, Samuel M.
The project was an effort to alleviate a recognized need of educationally disadvantaged students enrolled in vocational agriculture classes in Pennsylvania. This need extended to teacher preparation, instructional materials, and vocational guidance. Instructional materials in ornamental horticulture, agricultural mechanics, and agricultural production were developed and tested. Materials were written at the sixth grade reading level usually in task sheet format. Two teacher institutes were held to improve competency of 25 teachers in the project. Occupational information of entry level type jobs was disseminated to the teachers. In evaluation, it was found that the experimental materials were superior to materials currently in use when criterion measures were achievement and performance tests. Teacher attitude toward disadvantaged students became more positive, with the gains stabilizing during the third project year. Occupational information in the form of a manual was printed and disseminated to guidance counselors and teachers. Appendixes include some of the project developed instructional materials. Also included in the report is a list of theses and publications that resulted from the project. (Author/NJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Agricultural Education.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania