ERIC Number: ED190763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Student Teaching Management in Agricultural Education: A National Study.
Kirts, Carla A.; Claycomb, Donald M.
The purpose of this study was to provide data which described the current state of the art in the management of student teaching in agricultural education on a nationwide basis. Seventy-two teacher education institutions responded to a twelve-item instrument designed to determine how student teaching was managed. The results indicated a wide range of management procedures were used to prepare vocational agriculture teachers. The length of the student teaching period varied from 6 to 18 weeks. The number of hours the student was expected to spend teaching high school students varied from a low of 20 hours to a high of 360 hours. Concerning procedures and requirements in the management of student teaching, it was found that 53 percent of the institutions had less than or equal to two full-time teacher educators on staff. Seventy-eight percent of the institutions reported that the same number of staff members visited student teachers as there were total agricultural staff members at the institution. Almost 71 percent of the student teachers were visited a minimum of three times by staff during student teaching. Furthermore, 67 percent were visited by one staff member and 56 percent were visited for half a day or more per visit. (The survey instruments are appended.) (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Central States Agricultural Education Research Conference (Kansas City, MO, July 13-15, 1980).