ERIC Number: ED189331
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of Guidelines for a Recruitment Program in Agricultural Education at Kansas State University. Final Report.
Welton, Richard F.
The major purpose of this study was to develop guidelines for a teacher recruitment program for use in agricultural education at Kansas State Universitiv. To determine current methods and practices of recruitment in the central region, a survey was conducted of teacher educators and state supervisors, coordinators of agriculture programs in Kansas community colleges, and agricultural education students enrolled at Kansas State University during the 1978-79 academic year. Among the findings of the survey was that 47 percent of the agricultural education students indicated they had switched into agricultural education from another major. Ninety-two percent of the state supervisors indicated their state had an inadequate supply of vocational agriculture teachers. Recruiting practices most often used by teacher educators were (in order) recruiting brochures, a personal letter from an interview with an agricultural education professor, and group presentations. Students felt that the people who had the most influence on their decision to major in agricultural education were (in order) the vocational agriculture teacher and college professor, parents, friends, and teachers in fields other than vocational agriculture. The high school counselor was ranked as having the least influence. Based on the survey findings, fifteen guidelines were written for recruitment activities. (The questionnaires are appended.) (LRA)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Agricultural Education, College Students, Guidelines, Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Student Recruitment, Surveys, Teacher Education, Teacher Recruitment
Department of Adult and Occupational Education, College of Education, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506 ($7.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Coll. of Education.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Dept. of Adult and Occupational Education.