ERIC Number: ED340900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
A Review and Synthesis of Research on Supervised Experience in Agriculture. Summary of Research 65.
Barrick, R. Kirby; And Others
A literature search of theses and dissertations was conducted in order to synthesize research findings related to supervised experienced in agriculture. Studies completed at the Ohio State University were located through a library search, and a search of the university's agricultural education microfiche collection and "Dissertation Abstracts International" was made to identify dissertations completed at other universities; other research summaries and proceedings were also searched. The search yielded 78 theses and dissertations related to supervised experience in agriculture. Six categories of research were identified: program partner perceptions of supervised experience; teacher characteristics; relationship of supervised experience to student achievement; supervisory visits; responsibilities for the programs; and the broadened concept of supervised experience. Conclusions drawn for each of the six categories of findings include the following: (1) all program staff and participants agree that supervised experience provide students with beneficial skills; (2) students and parents do not value the experience as highly as other program partners; (3) the agriculture teacher is viewed as being primarily responsible for the program; (4) the quality of school facilities provided has a positive impact on the experience; (5) the number of limited opportunity students enrolling in agriculture programs is increasing; and (6) all agricultural students should be required to participate in supervised programs. Recommendations based on the research findings were made for program improvement. (65 references) (KC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Agricultural Education.