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Iowa State University

1981

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Effect Of A Supervised Occupational Experience Instructional Packet On Vocational Agriculture Student Economic Involvement In Agriculture , George Spencer Shorter Jan 1981

Effect Of A Supervised Occupational Experience Instructional Packet On Vocational Agriculture Student Economic Involvement In Agriculture , George Spencer Shorter

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term effect of a supervised occupational experience (SOE) instructional packet on students' economic worth, and study the relationship between teacher stability and students' economic worth. A post-test control group was used in the investigation. The "experimental treatment" was an instructional packet designed for use by vocational agriculture teachers to help beginning students select and plan individual SOE programs. In-service education was provided for teachers of the "experimental treatment" group. Teachers of the control treatment group taught their "normal" instructional units on SOE and were not provided in-service education;An Involvement in ...


Vocational Agriculture Student Benefits From Agricultural Activities On School Farms , David Albert Mccarthy Jan 1981

Vocational Agriculture Student Benefits From Agricultural Activities On School Farms , David Albert Mccarthy

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of this study was to ascertain the benefits vocational agriculture students receive from agriculture activities on a school farm. A selected sample of 68 vocational agriculture departments operating school farms from the four-state region of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska was utilized in this study. Respondents consisted of the vocational agriculture instructor and high school administrator with major responsibility for the operation and management of those school farms. Each of the selected instructors and administrators was mailed a questionnaire requesting that they rate 53 benefits their vocational agriculture students received from agricultural activities on their respective school ...


Ffa Participation And Personal Development As Perceived By Iowa Vocational Agriculture Seniors , Christine Davis Townsend Jan 1981

Ffa Participation And Personal Development As Perceived By Iowa Vocational Agriculture Seniors , Christine Davis Townsend

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to describe the relationship between participation in FFA activities and a member's personal development. The population consisted of Iowa twelfth grade vocational agriculture students who were members of the FFA. A cluster sample was utilized to randomly select 426 students in 54 schools in Iowa. The students were administered two instruments--the Personal Development Inventory (PDI) and the FFA Activity Participation Inventory;The PDI was a self-assessment instrument consisting of 10 personality scales: leadership, self-confidence, occupational choice, home surroundings appreciation, agricultural orientation, citizenship, cooperation, thrift, scholarship, and health and Leisure Studies; Each scale mean ...


An Experimental Evaluation Of An Instructional Packet On Leadership And Ffa For Beginning Vocational Agriculture Students In Iowa, Joe David Townsend Jan 1981

An Experimental Evaluation Of An Instructional Packet On Leadership And Ffa For Beginning Vocational Agriculture Students In Iowa, Joe David Townsend

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to evaluate an instructional packet on leadership and FFA for beginning vocational agriculture students in Iowa. The research procedure was experimental, with a posttest control group research design. The independent variable manipulated by the researcher was the degree to which teachers had access to an instructional packet on leadership and FFA. Three levels of the experimental variable were used: (1) teachers in schools who were provided the instructional packet and inservice on its use; (2) teachers in schools who were provided the instructional packet with no inservice on its use; and (3) teachers in ...


The Importance And Implementation Of Management Functions And Activities In Agricultural Teacher Education Programs , Susan Fayette Everett Jan 1981

The Importance And Implementation Of Management Functions And Activities In Agricultural Teacher Education Programs , Susan Fayette Everett

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of this study was to determine the level of importance and the level of implementation of selected management activities in agricultural teacher education programs as perceived by program leaders and program staff;The population of the study was composed of agricultural teacher educators employed in four-year institutions in the United States whose programs consisted of at least three individuals. Returns were received from 50 agricultural education program leaders and 50 agricultural education program staff, 100 percent of the sample. Along with demographic information, the instrument assessed the level of importance and the level of implementation of five ...


Characteristics Of Adult And Young Farmer Educational Programs In Iowa , Lonell Louis Moeller Jan 1981

Characteristics Of Adult And Young Farmer Educational Programs In Iowa , Lonell Louis Moeller

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the characteristics of adult and young farmer educational programs in Iowa. The research procedure was survey, with data collected by means of mailed questionnaire that was sent to selected educators in Iowa. The dependent variables were demographic data and respondents' importance scores for 55 adult and young farmer activities. The independent variable was the respondent group with four levels: (1) superintendents, (2) principals, (3) adult farmer instructors, and (4) young farmer instructors. Respondents were from schools identified as having high quality adult or young farmer educational programs;Major findings of the study ...


Adoption Of Supervised Occupational Experience Curriculum Materials By Iowa Vocational Agriculture Teachers , Isaias Almazan Jr. Jan 1981

Adoption Of Supervised Occupational Experience Curriculum Materials By Iowa Vocational Agriculture Teachers , Isaias Almazan Jr.

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent supervised occupational experience instructional materials (SOE packet) were being utilized, and to identify the teacher and situational variables that inhibited or stimulated diffusion of the materials into vocational agriculture programs;Data were collected from a representative sample of vocational agriculture instructors in Iowa during the beginning of the 1980-81 school year, two years after initial introduction of the SOE instructional materials. The instruments used were: (1) a questionnaire to collect personal and situational data, (2) a diffusion scale designed to produce a summated score to measure the degree of ...


Impact Of A Supervised Occupational Experience Instructional Packet On Iowa Vocational Agriculture Students As Measured By A Work Values Inventory , Russell Haynes Jan 1981

Impact Of A Supervised Occupational Experience Instructional Packet On Iowa Vocational Agriculture Students As Measured By A Work Values Inventory , Russell Haynes

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of this study was to assess the impact of an instructional packet on supervised occupational experience programs in regard to student work values after two and one-half years. A secondary purpose was to determine the relationship between work values of students and selected student characteristics. The sample for this study consisted of 32 randomly assigned schools (16 in the control group and 16 in the experimental group) which provided 119 respondents. There were 52 students in the control group and 67 students in the experimental group. The control group (students whose teachers did not use the SOE ...


Decision Making Roles In The Rural Household And The Adoption And Diffusion Of An Improved Maize Variety In Northern Shaba Province, Zaire , Terry Lee Hardt Jan 1981

Decision Making Roles In The Rural Household And The Adoption And Diffusion Of An Improved Maize Variety In Northern Shaba Province, Zaire , Terry Lee Hardt

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The economic development of Africa is a major challenge in the modern world. The predominantly agricultural society suffers from food shortages, basic commodity scarcities, and the lack of services. Ninety percent of the population lives on farms. Therefore, agriculture is still the key factor for economic development in most of Africa. This research examines areas affecting the design and implementation of agricultural development programs. Specifically, objectives of the study were: (1) To describe the system of agricultural production within which small farmer household units live and work in northern Shaba, Zaire. (2) To examine the decision making roles within the ...


Attitudes Toward Planned Work Experience For Foreign Students , H. Martin Limbird Jan 1981

Attitudes Toward Planned Work Experience For Foreign Students , H. Martin Limbird

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the attitudes of selected foreign students at Iowa State University, their faculty advisors and selected Iowa manufactureres toward involvement in a "planned work experience" for foreign students. Items on the questionnaire mailed to those surveyed included key situational and personal variables, statements regarding attitudes toward involvement in a planned work experience, and terms and conditions providing logistical and administrative limits to the proposed model. Respondents were asked to indicate those terms and conditions which present the most concern relative to the success of a planned work experience;Findings determined that students' attitudes ...


Development And Evaluation Of A Safety Education Workshop For Programs Of Vocational Agriculture , Lawrence Barry Everett Jan 1981

Development And Evaluation Of A Safety Education Workshop For Programs Of Vocational Agriculture , Lawrence Barry Everett

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The major purpose of this study was to develop and test the effectiveness of an in-service safety workshop for vocational agriculture teachers in improving laboratory safety scores;The population of the study consisted of vocational agriculture departments in the southeast district of Iowa during the 1980-81 school year. The design of the study was a posttest-only control group design;The experimental treatment group of teachers from ten schools attended a one-and-one-half day safety education workshop. The workshop was designed to provide instruction to vocational agriculture teachers on the need for laboratory safety, the recognition of health and safety hazards, and ...