ERIC Number: EJ1132531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Utilization of Advisory Councils in Pennsylvania Secondary Agricultural Education Programs
Foster, Daniel D.; Masser, Douglas T.; Falk, Jeremy M.; Sankey Rice, Laura L.
Career and Technical Education Research, v40 n3 p141-156 Dec 2015
Advisory councils are a vital component of the program-planning process in career and technical education programs, providing an important link from the community to the program. The purpose of this research study was to describe how Pennsylvania agricultural educators used and perceived agricultural education advisory councils. The results yielded that 90.6% (n = 155) of respondents had an advisory council that they viewed in a positive light. Participants felt that advisory councils could have more influence on the agricultural program. The vast majority of the advisory councils were also functioning without a program of work. Further investigation is needed on how the goals of the advisory council are accomplished and how all community stakeholders are being used in Career and Technical Education. Professional development that shares best practices is recommended for preservice and current agricultural teachers to improve the positive influence an advisory council can offer to a program.
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Agricultural Education, Vocational Education, Secondary Education, Community Involvement
Association for Career and Technical Education Research. Web site: http://www.public.iastate.edu/~laanan/actermain/publications.shtml
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania