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ERIC Number: ED257967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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Attitudes of Ohio Vocational Agriculture Teachers toward Summer Programs.
Short, Gary E.; Miller, Larry E.
Because many experiences needed by vocational agriculture students typically occur during the summer, the contracts of Ohio vocational agriculture teachers have been longer than the typical 9-month academic school year. A study examined the attitudes of vocational agriculture instructors throughout Ohio toward summer programs so that policymakers and administrators in the state could take teachers' attitudes into account when planning summer activities in the area of vocational agriculture. Questionnaires were mailed to a random sample consisting of 190 of Ohio's 730 vocational agriculture teachers. Eighty-three percent (158) of these teachers responded to the survey. The majority of those surveyed had positive attitudes toward summer programs. A significant correlation was not found to exist between teachers' attitudes and their perception of administrators' attitudes. Number of years taught and other summer employment were not predictive of respondents' attitudes. Teachers in some taxonomy areas, including forestry, agricultural industrial equipment and services, and animal production and care, had significantly lower attitudes than did teachers in other areas. It was recommended that policies and programs be formulated to remediate this difference in attitude levels. (Tables include questionnaire statements and rank of responses.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio