ERIC Number: ED261252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul-1
Reference Count: N/A
Personnel Training--Secondary Vocational Agriculture Teacher Education.
Brown, Herman D.; And Others
This document consists of three parts. The first part is a report on a project conducted to develop computer software needed by vocational agriculture teachers in Texas. The report details the process used to assess and develop software, and provides guidelines that can be used by others in evaluating computer software for vocational agriculture courses. Forms for software evaluation are included. The second part of the document is a report on a study conducted by the Texas Tech University at Lubbock, on integration of computer-based instruction in Texas vocational agriculture programs. The survey showed that Texas vocational agriculture teachers are using computers in their instruction, but that faster computers and more software are needed. This survey was the basis for the software development reported in the first part of the document. The third part of the document is an essay ("Survival of the Fittest") on the problems of first-year teachers, the causes of beginning-teacher droupout, and suggestions for helping first-year teachers get through the hard times and become proficient and experienced. References are included in the paper. Finally, appendixes to this document contain the computer programs developed in the software project. The programs include the following: The Gradebook Accountant, Land Judging Preparation, Plant Evaluation, 205-Day Adjusted Weaning Weight and Performance Evaluation, and Parliamentary Procedure. (KC)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Beginning Teachers, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Educational Needs, Material Development, Programing, Secondary Education, State Programs, State Surveys, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Morale, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Dept. of Agricultural Education.
Identifiers - Location: Texas