ERIC Number: ED260300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Agricultural Education: Review and Synthesis of the Research, Fourth Edition. Information Series No. 298.
Lee, Jasper S.
This fourth edition of a review and synthesis of agricultural education research concentrates on the period from 1978 to 1984. The review covers research published in papers and bulletins, compilations of abstracts, proceedings of regional and national agricultural education research meetings, material in the ERIC database, masters' theses, and doctoral dissertations. Criteria for selection include the extent to which findings are generalizable, saliency of the research, and importance of the research question to agricultural education trends and issues. The document covers these aspects of agricultural education: (1) vocational-technical agricultural programs, encompassing curriculum and instruction, student organizations, supervised occupational experience, summer programs, and student recruitment, retention, placement, and followup; (2) personnel preparation, including teacher education programs, methods, and organizations; (3) instructional materials and technology, focusing on microcomputer applications; (4) professionalism, discussing master teachers, morale and satisfaction, and teacher retention; (5) relationships with publics, including public perceptions and program promotion; (6) international agricultural education; and (7) extension education. A summary section highlights areas for future research and the need for a national research agenda. An extensive bibliography of the cited studies concludes the document. (SK)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Educational Research, Extension Education, Instructional Materials, International Education, Master Teachers, Microcomputers, Postsecondary Education, Public Relations, School Holding Power, Secondary Education, State of the Art Reviews, Student Organizations, Student Recruitment, Supervised Farm Practice, Teacher Education, Teacher Morale, Teacher Persistence, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (Order No. IN298--$4.75).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.