ERIC Number: ED361576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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The Utilization of Hunter Education within the Agricultural Education Programs of Georgia.
Corbett, James E.
A study examined the status of hunter education in Georgia and the benefits of hunter education or "hunter safety" instruction as perceived by agricultural educators throughout the state. Surveys were mailed to a stratified random sample of 155 agricultural education teachers at middle, junior, and senior high schools throughout Georgia. According to the responses, 47.9% of agricultural programs in Georgia include hunter education in some fashion as part of their agricultural programs, 77% of the state's secondary agricultural programs incorporate instruction in natural resources, and 60% of agricultural education students are hunters. The vast majority (94.4%) of agricultural education teachers surveyed recommended that other interested agricultural educators utilize hunter education because of its benefits related to enhancing students' safety, providing them with greater knowledge of natural resources, and increasing students' motivation. Of the agricultural teachers surveyed 55.8% plan to expand the natural resources instruction they provide in areas such as marksmanship (40%), archery (28.3%), and compass skills (75%); 46.9% indicated that their students are involved in competitions related to hunter education. (The survey instrument is appended, and 23 references are listed.) (MN)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia