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dc.contributor.authorMiller, John H.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:18:54Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:18:54Z
dc.date.issued2006-06-14en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-11222006-121307en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/29716
dc.description.abstractAgricultural education has to alter its curriculum in order to remain in step with the changes in rural and urban lifestyles. It must continue to change and expand its offerings as society develops. As an industry grows large enough to offer a variety of careers, students need to be more aware of opportunities and gain the necessary skills to enter that job market. The equine industry qualifies as an important and viable part of not only Virginia’s economy, but also the national economy. Career Development Events (CDEs) are designed to help prepare students for careers in agriculture. Classroom instruction comes alive as students demonstrate their skills in a competitive setting. CDEs test the abilities of individuals, as well as teams, in 28 major areas of agricultural instruction (National FFA, 2006). The basic core of agricultural education program consists of three components: 1. classroom instruction, 2. FFA, including Career Development Events, and 3. Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) programs. The FFA is a co-curricular organization representing one-third of the total agricultural education program. As such, FFA activities should reflect the instruction provided in the agricultural education classroom and laboratory. The concern facing the profession relates to why there were 40 Virginia FFA chapters with a CDE horse judging team in 2005, but that only 12 programs offered an equine management course. The purpose of my research was to assess the perceptions of Virginia’s secondary agricultural education teachers toward the benefits of offering an equine management course, within the secondary agricultural education programs that have CDE horse judging teams. The survey of 40 agricultural teachers who had a horse judging team at the 2005 state CDE event showed that 14 (22%) of the teachers did teach an equine course or unit within another course, 21 (63%) did not, and five (15%) did not respond. Based on the findings of this study, teachers’ perceptions were that an equine management program and participation in equine Career Development Events are necessary. Teachers agreed the event improved their students’ overall academic performance, increased their acceptance of responsibility, and increased their self-confidence.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartMillerDissertation.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectAgricultural Educationen_US
dc.subjectCareer Development Eventsen_US
dc.subjectEquine Curriculumen_US
dc.titleEquine Subject Matter in Virginia's Secondary Agricultural Education Programs: Course Offerings Compared to Career Development Event Participationen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCareer and Technical Educationen_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCareer and Technical Educationen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBroyles, Thomas W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberAlston, Antoine J.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-11222006-121307/en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairHillison, John H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairStewart, Daisy L.en_US
dc.date.sdate2006-11-22en_US
dc.date.rdate2009-12-04
dc.date.adate2006-12-04en_US


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