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ERIC Number: ED307393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec-5
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Impact of Vocational Agriculture/FFA on Community Leadership.
Brannon, Tony; And Others
A study sought to determine the impact vocational agriculture programs have had on community leadership. A revision of the questionnaire used in the Western Regional Impact Study was used in 30 communities in Oklahoma with schools having vocational agriculture departments. Community leaders were nominated by vocational agriculture teachers in the communities, and additional leaders were identified by those leaders. The procedure produced a total of 726 community leaders, of whom 369 (51 percent) responded to the survey about whether they had participated in vocational agriculture/Future Farmers of America (FFA) and how that experience had affected them. The study found that vocational agriculture/FFA had an impact on the success of many community leaders. Almost half the leaders surveyed (all male) had participated in the program. The typical leaders were presently residing in the same community, had been enrolled in vocational agriculture and been a member of FFA for four years. The leaders who had participated in vocational agriculture felt that their leadership activities were effective in developing their leadership skills, contributed much to their success, and have been of value in their careers regardless of occupation. The study recommended that vocational agriculture educators should continue to publicize the benefits of vocational agriculture/FFA to people in all walks of life, particularly leadership development. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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