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dc.contributor.authorTurner, Clinton V.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-06T15:20:44Zen
dc.date.available2017-12-06T15:20:44Zen
dc.date.issued1982en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/81002en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to develop a systematic method to determine the in-service needs of agricultural education teachers and cooperative extension agricultural agents. The sample of this study consisted of 152 randomly selected program leaders, unit chairpersons, agricultural agents, assistant supervisors, department heads, and teachers from throughout the state. An 85.4 percent usable response was realized from the randomly selected group. The data collection instrument included a two part questionnaire developed by the researcher; one part to obtain biographic information and one part (a Likert type scale) to determine the projections of in-service needs. The data collection procedure consisted of mailing the questionnaires to program leaders, unit chairpersons, agricultural agents, assistant supervisors, department heads, and teachers using a three round Delphi technique. Included with the questionnaire was a cover letter explaining the purpose of the study and a stamped envelope, addressed to the investigator. Analysis of data was accomplished by using frequency counts, percentages, and measures of central tendency to calculate the biographic data from the group. The t-test was used to test the research questions for statistical significance. All three research questions tested at the .05 alpha level were statistically significant. The three research questions were: Was there a difference in the perceived needs for in-service education between agricultural education teachers and cooperative extension agricultural agents in Virginia; Was there a difference in the level of participation in in-service activities between agricultural education teachers and cooperative extension agricultural agents in Virginia, and; Was there a difference in the professional opinions of agricultural education teachers and cooperative extension agricultural agents toward in-service education in Virginia. Major recommendations generated from the findings of the study were: (1) that the Joint Agricultural Education Staff in Virginia coordinate in-service education opportunities off-campus; (2) that the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service provide in-service opportunities for cooperative extension agricultural agents in the area of agricultural production and horticulture; (3) that the Joint Agricultural Education Staff in Virginia coordinate in-service opportunities for agricultural teachers in the area of agricultural production and agricultural mechanics; (4) that in-service educational programs for agricultural education teachers should include provisions for release time for the in-service activities, visits to employers of prospective students, and credit for attendance at workshops; (5) that in-service educational programs for cooperative extension agricultural agents should be scheduled during the work day, should receive support from administration, and should give participants an opportunity to select the kind of educational activities; (6) that the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service work closely with beginning cooperative extension agricultural agents to aid them in developing a more favorable attitude toward in-service activities; and, (7) that a joint venture between the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service and the Agricultural Education Staff be explored for providing in-service opportunities.en
dc.format.extentvii, 111, [3] leavesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 8417082en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V856 1982.T956en
dc.subject.lcshAgriculture teachers -- In-service training -- Virginiaen
dc.subject.lcshAgricultural extension workers -- In-service training -- Virginiaen
dc.titleA systematic method for determining in-service educational needs of agricultural education teachers and cooperative extension agricultural agents in Virginiaen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.contributor.departmentVocational and Technical Educationen
dc.description.degreeEd. D.en
thesis.degree.nameEd. D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineVocational and Technical Educationen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten


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