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ERIC Number: EJ974467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1531-4952
A Profile of Secondary Teachers and Schools in North Dakota: Implications for the Student Teaching Experience in Agricultural Education
Young, R. Brent; Edwards, M. Craig
Journal of Career and Technical Education, v26 n2 p90-104 Win 2011
This study was an inquiry of secondary teachers' perceptions of the agricultural education student teaching experience in North Dakota. The sampling frame (N = 89) included all secondary teachers in the state; the final return rate was 74%. The instrument included 16 items identifying selected characteristics of secondary teachers and their schools. The agriculture teachers also rated 34 elements of the student teaching experience using a summated-rating scale ("5" = "High Importance..."1" = "No Importance"). Teachers rated 31 of 34 elements as having "much importance" or greater (M [greater than or equal to] 4.00). Seven of the ten highest rated elements were from the core area "Cooperating Teacher-Student Teacher Relationships." Recommendations and implications suggest a need for greater emphases in pre-service and in-service education regarding the importance of SAEs, careful consideration of student teacher placements, and future inquiry regarding student teachers' perceptions of the student teaching experience. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota