ERIC Number: ED166384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Programs for Training Vocational Teachers in Selected Areas of Teacher Shortage. Final Report.
Lee, Jasper S.; And Others
A project was developed to create a training procedure for preparing persons with non-teaching professional degrees to become teachers of vocational agriculture/agribusiness. The project involved (1) surveying state supervisors of agricultural education to determine the utilization made of persons with non-teaching professional degrees as teachers of vocational agriculture; (2) surveying state supervisors of agricultural education, teacher educators in agricultural education, and a sample of teachers to evaluate the strategies used in recruiting and training persons with non-teaching professional degrees to be teachers of vocational agriculture/agribusiness; and (3) developing, printing, and distributing procedures for recruiting, selecting, and preparing such persons as teachers of vocational agriculture/agribusiness. (These procedures are included in this document, along with the final report, and are also included separately in ERIC as document CE 019 063.) The survey data analysis involved the establishment of frequency distributions, means, standard deviations, and percentages and the use of analysis of variance and Duncan's New Multiple Range Test. It was found that 79% of the states in the U.S. have an inadequate supply of professionally trained teachers of vocational agriculture/agribusiness. Thirty states use teachers with non-teaching professional degrees. A variety of recruitment strategies are used in obtaining teachers, with the most effective being individual contact. (Survey instruments are appended.) (Author/CT)
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, College Graduates, Data Analysis, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Professional Personnel, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Tables (Data), Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Selection, Teacher Shortage, Training Methods, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State. Dept. of Agricultural and Extension Education.