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ERIC Number: EJ901305
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1531-4952
Determining the Impact of Block Scheduling on Leadership Involvement in the FFA
Dunigan, Anne H.; Hoover, Tracy S.
Journal of Career and Technical Education, v23 n1 p7-17 Fall 2007
Block scheduling was established in response to educational reform measures and is the restructuring of the school day in longer class increments with fewer number of classes per day. The FFA, an intra-curricular component of the agricultural education, provides leadership opportunities and involvement within the classroom setting. This study assessed the impact block scheduling had on members' leadership involvement in the FFA. Twelve schools, six on block and six on traditional scheduling, were randomly selected and 288 FFA members participated in the study. Members' leadership involvement was measured by attainment of FFA degrees; attendance at meetings; participation in contests, conferences, conventions; and application for awards and scholarships. Few significant differences were found in members' involvement and schedule type. Advisors of FFA chapter were interviewed to consider their influence of members' leadership involvement. Comments made by advisors supported the literature and offered solutions to previous concerns. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A