ERIC Number: ED405500
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Planning for the Future: Research in Agricultural Education. Proceedings of the AAAE Central Region Research Conference and Seminar in Agricultural Education (51st, St. Louis, Missouri, February 27-March 1, 1997).
Swortzel, Kirk A., Comp.; Talbert, B. Allen, Comp.
These proceedings present 10 papers, each of which is followed by written comments/critiques. Following the conference program the papers are as follows: "Priority Topics for Faculty Development in Agricultural Distance Education" (Greg Miller, Ana Carr) reports faculty placed greater emphasis on planning and teaching behavior. "Interaction Needs of Distance Learners: Synchronous versus Asynchronous" (W. Wade Miller et al.) finds learners were satisfied and suggested instructors needed personal contact with all learners. "Michigan Citizens' Knowledge and Attitudes of Groundwater Stewardship" (Dave Krueger et al.) proposes that strategies that effectively use the Michigan Groundwater Stewardship Program's limited resources be developed. "Motivating and Recognizing Adult Volunteer 4-H Leaders" (Ken Culp, III) reports motives included their own children's involvement and their own positive experiences and 4-H member-originated recognition as the most desirable. "Appropriateness of Agriculture Education Goals and Curriculum Content Topics in Rural Zimbabwe High Schools" (Tabitha Madzura, Robert J. Birkenholz) cites positive responses from teachers and school headmasters and provides program and curriculum models. "Influences of an Elementary Agri-Science Program on Student Perceptions of and Performance in Science and Agriculture" (Cary Trexler, Murari Suvedi) reports grade 5 students' positive perceptions about science. "Reasons Preservice Teacher Education Students Major in Agricultural Education" (Kirk A. Swortzel) reports these reasons in rank order: mission of agricultural education, personal satisfaction, and goal satisfaction. "Demographic Profile of Agriculture Teacher Education Graduates and the Relationship of Their Current Occupational Status" (Kirk A. Swortzel, R. Kirby Barrick) finds teachers of agriculture enter and remain in the teaching profession for reasons associated with the mission of agricultural education. "Using Experiential Learning to Teach Evaluation Skills" (Linda Wulff-Risner, Bob R. Stewart) supports the efficacy of audiovisual techniques in teaching horse judging skills."The Interaction Effect of Teaching Approach and Learning Style on Student Achievement and Satisfaction in a Senior Level Animal Science Course" (Greg Miller, Mark Honeyman) reports a significant interaction between laboratory section and teaching approach for achievement. Two poster sessions are included: "Enhancing Professional Development for Agricultural Education Students" (Jason D. Haak et al.) and "Rural Citizen Perspectives on Michigan Groundwater: Findings from Focus Group Interviews" (David Krueger et al.). (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Agricultural Education, Cognitive Style, Curriculum, Distance Education, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Motivation, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Rewards, Satisfaction, Teacher Persistence, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Volunteers, Youth Clubs
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Agricultural Education.
Identifiers - Location: Zimbabwe