ERIC Number: ED219516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey to Determine the Feasibility of Merging Southern Agricultural Education Professional Conferences.
Hillison, John; Taylor, Walter
A study was conducted to determine the support of southern agricultural education state supervisors, teacher educators, and graduate students for a merger of the Southern Agricultural Education Conference and the Southern Research Conference in Agricultural Education. A three-part instrument was developed that obtained descriptive information about respondents, attitudinal and descriptive information about the merging of the two conferences, and information about respondents' perceived advantages and disadvantages of a merged conference concept. Instruments were returned by 132 subjects. Findings indicated that respondents supported the concept of merging both regional conferences and were more likely to attend a merged conference. They supported a 4-day merged conference held in the spring at a university campus. At the merged conference, almost equal support was shown for integrating the research portion into the regular conference and for a conference with a separate research portion. Respondents also indicated a belief that graduate students and supervisors should be encouraged to attend the conference. (Sixteen data tables are provided within the body of the report. The instrument and cover letters are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Agricultural Education Program.