ERIC Number: ED237663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec-2
Reference Count: N/A
Agricultural Education: A Look at the Profession. Proceedings of the Annual National Agricultural Education Research Meeting (10th, Anaheim, California, December 2, 1983).
American Vocational Association, Arlington, VA. Agricultural Education Div.
These proceedings contain the agenda, discussants' reports, and 30 papers from the 1983 National Agricultural Education Research Meeting. A discussant's report precedes each group of three papers on one theme and critiques the strengths and weaknesses of the research reported. The 10 themes and representative topics of papers are adult education (exemplary program policies and practices, an adult education program in agriculture); teacher education (occupational market analysis of vocational agriculture teacher education positions, developing and maintaining researchers in agricultural education, national assessment of agricultural education student organizations); vocational agriculture students (leadership and personal development abilities, job placement, horticulture programs for special needs students); supervised occupational experience (relationship to establishment in an occupation, factors associated with participation); a look at vocational agriculture and its components by students, administrators, and teachers (administrator attitudes, student satisfaction); agricultural education graduates (predicting whether graduates will teach, competencies needed to utilize microcomputers); instructional materials (evaluation of materials); vocational agriculture teachers (placement and retention factors; trends in preparation, demand, and mobility; role perceptions); teaching methods/strategies (tolerance and disciplinary effectiveness, teaching livestock skills); and how to improve research in agricultural education (sample size, path analysis). (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Adult Vocational Education, Agricultural Education, Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Graduate Surveys, Instructional Materials, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education Teachers, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: American Vocational Association, Arlington, VA. Agricultural Education Div.