ERIC Number: ED449343
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Clinical Experiences for Agricultural Teacher Education Programs in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
Dobbins, Thomas R.; Camp, W. G.
A study was conducted to build a task list for the clinical experience program for agricultural teacher education programs in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. A modified Delphi technique was used to survey a panel of experts to identify the tasks that should be included in the early field experiences (EFEs) and student teaching experiences (STEs) for students enrolled in agricultural teacher education programs. The panel consisted of a purposively selected sample of 34 agriculture teachers, secondary school administrators, agricultural education field staff, and agricultural education teacher educators from the three states. The three-round Delphi procedure, which elicited an overall response rate of 92%, resulted in identification of 102 tasks that met consensus (36 tasks for EFEs and 66 tasks for STEs). It was generally agreed that, although all the EFE tasks listed were very important, students would not have time to complete them all. Planning and cooperation were deemed vital and inseparable practices that should occur before STE. It was recommended that agricultural teacher educators develop a general model for the clinical experience components of the agricultural education program in the three-state area while maintaining appropriate flexibility for local program adaptations. (Contains 12 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Advisory Committees, Agricultural Education, Clinical Supervision (of Teachers), College Programs, Curriculum Development, Delphi Technique, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Regional Planning, Secondary Education, Skill Analysis, Student Teaching, Task Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, Universities, Vocational Directors, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina; South Carolina; Virginia