ERIC Number: ED361551
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of the Inservice Needs of Agriscience/Agribusiness Teachers for Teaching Applied Agricultural Sciences in Louisiana. Vocational Education Curriculum Development.
Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge.
A survey of all 226 agriscience teachers in Louisiana sought to identify the areas of the revised agricultural science curriculum in which teachers needed increased knowledge and skills for teaching; 206 responses were received. A secondary purpose was to identify time schedules and types of presenters preferred by agriscience teachers for inservice programs. The two-part questionnaire asked for demographic information and information on the teacher's self-perceived levels of knowledge and skills in certain curriculum areas. Related items on the instrument were combined into nine scales. Mean scores were calculated for each scale and for each respondent. Descriptive statistics were used to describe the demographic characteristics and the mean scale scores. Teacher preferences for inservice time schedules and presenters were transformed into a mean rating score for each. Pearson's correlations were used to determine relationships between selected demographic variables and scale scores. Agriscience teachers preferred inservice programs that were presented at the summer leadership camp by qualified university personnel. Topic areas in which teachers needed inservice assistance were plant science biotechnology, applied science skills, and animal science biotechnology. No correlations were found between the teacher's mean topic areas scores and selected demographic variables. (Appendixes include 10 references, survey, and cover letters and follow-up materials.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana