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ERIC Number: ED388657
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-May-15
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Use of "AgVenture Magazine" by Teachers in Ohio. Final Report.
Swortzel, Kirk A.
This study identified Ohio fourth-grade teachers who had used "AgVenture Magazine" and examined how they had used it in their classrooms. AgVenture Magazine is an educational publication aimed at making students aware of the importance of Ohio agriculture. A random sample of 729 fourth-grade teachers was selected to participate in the study through a mailed questionnaire. After a series of mailings and follow-up mailings, 423 usable responses were returned (58 percent response rate). Results indicated that teachers using the magazine found it informative and easy to use. They used it in a variety of different classes to help students understand and apply agricultural principles to everyday life. Teachers also incorporated outside resources and projects when using the magazine to help students understand and apply agricultural concepts. Overall, teachers had a positive perception of the magazine's content, layout, and educational value. Concerns included the need to increase the number of teachers who use the magazine, increase mailing accuracy, and increase teacher awareness of local agricultural awareness programs. An appendix contains the questionnaire. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio