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ERIC Number: ED187950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Relationship of Perceived Sex Bias and the Decision of Women to Teach Production Agriculture.
Ries, Ann E.; McCracken, J. David
A study sought to determine whether the perception of sex bias influences a woman's decision to teach vocational agriculture. Separate questionnaires were administered to female secondary vocational agriculture students, female university students enrolled in agricultural education, and female vocational agriculture teachers. Each of the questionnaires dealt with perceptions of sex bias and with the desirability of agricultural education as a career. Among the findings of the study was that with respect to their perception of sex bias, in response to the statement concerning community acceptance, 72.3 percent of the secondary students agreed that the community would accept a woman vocational agriculture teacher. Similarly, 61.1 percent agreed that a woman vocational agriculture teacher would get along well with her class, while 58.7 percent either disagreed or strongly disagreed that students in vocational agriculture would not accept a woman teacher. On a question concerning desire to teach, 59.6 percent of the female university students agreed that they would consider teaching production agriculture. A total of 48.7 percent did not feel it would be difficult to find a job teaching production agriculture because of their sex. A majority of the female teachers surveyed (70%) did not agree that administrators were reluctant to hire a female vocational agriculture teacher. (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Central Region Agricultural Education Conference (Kansas City, MO, July, 1980). Some pages of this document will not reproduce well due to light and broken type.