ERIC Number: ED203004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Recruitment for Agricultural Education. Report of an A.A.T.E.A. Committee.
Pals, Douglas A.; And Others
A shortage of vocational agriculture teachers exists in the United States. A committee discerned five reasons for the shortage, and then conducted an extensive study of recruiting practices for vocational agriculture teachers. The committee sought to answer these questions: What practices have been effective in recruiting new agriculture/agribusiness teachers in the past? What practices may be employed to improve the effectiveness of recruitment efforts? The committee conducted the study through the following four processes: (1) reviewing related teacher recruitment studies and articles; (2) surveying Head Teacher Educators and State Supervisors to determine current recruitment practices; (3) identifying and surveying teachers who are recognized for their recruitment ability to determine their more successful practices; and (4) developing recruitment models based upon committee's findings. From these procedures, the committee made 13 conclusions in regard to the recruitment of people into the field of agricultural education. Two model plans, a general approach and a specific approach to recruitment, were developed for recruitment efforts targeted at students in secondary institutions, while a third model plan, a general approach to recruitment, was developed for postsecondary students. (The three plans are included in the document, along with a synopsis of the literature reviewed.) (KC)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Literature Reviews, Models, Postsecondary Education, Research, Secondary Education, Surveys, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Shortage, Vocational Education
University of Florida, Agricultural and Extension Education, 305 Rolfs Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611 (Complimentary copy).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. of Food and Agricultural Sciences.