ERIC Number: ED286032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Supervisors of Agricultural Education in Educating Society about Agriculture. A Position Paper.
National Association of Supervisors of Agricultural Education.
The vocational agriculture supervisor should assist consumers in making better choices, provide career information for young adults, point out job change and retraining opportunities, and impart accurate facts to be used for decision making. Certain personal characteristics are necessary for success in fulfilling the expected role of the supervisor. They include a true interpretation of the field of agriculture, an understanding of the significance of the different sectors in the economy, respect of peers, entrepreneurial skills, ability to analyze current situation, ability to analyze from a long-range perspective, and inner commitment to agriculture. The supervisor's role is also influenced by the state education administrative structure and his/her niche in the larger agricultural scene within the state. Planning an information program strategy is a primary responsibility. Several techniques and activities need to be conceived before a marketing plan is developed. They are research, secure commitment and support, identify resources, maintain contacts, and monitor, assess, and adjust. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Supervisors of Agricultural Education.