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ERIC Number: EJ1122362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Supervision of Agricultural Educators in Secondary Schools: What Do Teachers Want from Their Principals?
Paulsen, Thomas H.; Martin, Robert A.
Journal of Agricultural Education, v55 n2 p136-153 2014
The purpose of this multi-state study was to identify agricultural education teachers' perceived level of importance regarding selected instructional supervisory practices used in the nonformal components of agricultural education. The theoretical frame supporting this study was the theory of andragogy. Data were reported on the perceived importance of 28 instructional supervisor practices. Agricultural education teachers indicated that the instructional supervisor should understand and support the teaching and learning processes used in nonformal settings, provide them with resources, and observe them in aspects of their teaching that transcend the traditional classroom. Female agricultural education teachers perceived all nonformal instructional supervisory practices as more important than did male agricultural education teachers. Researchers recommend that agricultural educators and the principals who supervise them incorporate the supervision of teaching in the nonformal setting into evaluation protocols.
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Agricultural Education, Supervisory Methods, Andragogy, Teacher Attitudes, Nonformal Education, Questionnaires, Online Surveys, Likert Scales, Teacher Supervision, Teacher Surveys, Principals, Preferences, Instructional Improvement
American Association for Agricultural Education. P.O. Box 7607, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, Raleigh, NC 27695. Web site: http://www.aaaeonline.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia; Washington; Arizona; Utah; Tennessee; South Dakota; Pennsylvania; Oklahoma; North Dakota; New Mexico; New Jersey; Montana; Maine; Louisiana; Iowa; Illinois; Georgia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A