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ERIC Number: ED318921
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
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Future Farmers of America--A Profile of Chapters and Advisors.
Gordon, Howard R. D.
A study was conducted to collect information related to Future Farmers of America (FFA) advisors, chapters, and school characteristics. Specific objectives were to determine FFA activities influenced by the advisor's experience, and to identify factors perceived as contributing to the preparation of teachers for the role of advisor and to the enrollment of students in agricultural education. A total of 120 FFA advisors randomly selected from 6 southern states were mailed a questionnaire. Data were obtained from 68 teachers, a 57 percent return. The findings and conclusions of the study included the following: (1) chapters with advisors who had more than 10 years of advisor experience were more likely to be involved in a wider variety of FFA activities; (2) chapter advisors with 1-10 years of advisor experience participated more in fund-raising activities, opportunities for students to seek office beyond the local level, cooperative efforts with other school organizations, active advisory councils, and national conventions; (3) participation in FFA in high school appeared to be a fundamental factor that contributed to the preparation of teachers for the role of advisor; and (4) enrollment patterns in agricultural education were influenced by public recognition of programs and students, lack of public understanding about agricultural education, and selection of electives other than agriculture. The study confirmed the worth of FFA activities in agricultural education. (KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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