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The Role Of Bioscience And Biotechnology In Agricultural Education In The Secondary School Agriculture Curriculum As Perceived By Agricultural Educators , Theresa Adikinyi Sikinyi Jan 2003

The Role Of Bioscience And Biotechnology In Agricultural Education In The Secondary School Agriculture Curriculum As Perceived By Agricultural Educators , Theresa Adikinyi Sikinyi

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to identify perceptions of agriculture teachers regarding the role of biosciences/biotechnology in the study of agriculture in the North Central Region of the United States. The study sought to determine the degree to which teachers perceived the importance of infusing biosciences/biotechnology into the agriculture curriculum. Another objective of the study was to determine the extent to which competencies in biosciences/biotechnology could be taught if additional instructional materials and inservice training were provided to the teachers.;This was a survey research study, conducted with a stratified random sample of 610 individuals selected ...


Secondary School Teachers Perceptions Regarding The Process Of Teaching Sustainable Agriculture In The Agricultural Education Curriculum , Emmanuel Chukwunenye Okeafor Jan 2002

Secondary School Teachers Perceptions Regarding The Process Of Teaching Sustainable Agriculture In The Agricultural Education Curriculum , Emmanuel Chukwunenye Okeafor

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine perceptions held by high school teachers of agriculture in the North Central Region of the U.S. regarding teaching sustainable agriculture in the agriculture curriculum. This region is comprised of the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.;The specific objectives for this study were to: (1) identify perceptions of teachers regarding teaching sustainable agriculture, (2) identify the extent to which selected sustainable agriculture skills and knowledge were being taught, (3) identify the extent to which inservice training is needed in selected ...


Issues Regarding Sustainable Agriculture As Perceived By Upper Level Undergraduate Students Involved In A Student Managed Farm At Iowa State University , Awoke Desta Dollisso Jan 2002

Issues Regarding Sustainable Agriculture As Perceived By Upper Level Undergraduate Students Involved In A Student Managed Farm At Iowa State University , Awoke Desta Dollisso

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to identify the perceptions of agriculture students regarding sustainable agriculture practices, issues related to sustainable agriculture and learning/teaching processes. These students were enrolled in a capstone course that involved managing a 2000-acre operation. Fifty-seven students participated in this census study. Participants completed a survey questionnaire and a select group of students answered questions in a focus group interview.;The participants in this study perceived that the sustainable agriculture movement promotes environmental concerns about farming more than economic concerns. The participants were mildly interested in learning more about practicing sustainable agriculture practices and how ...


Perceptions Regarding Sustainable Agricultural Practices Associated With Weed Management: Implications To Agricultural Extension Education , Dido Guyo Kotile Jan 1998

Perceptions Regarding Sustainable Agricultural Practices Associated With Weed Management: Implications To Agricultural Extension Education , Dido Guyo Kotile

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The main purpose of this study was to determine and analyze farmers' perceptions regarding the adoption of selected sustainable agriculture practices specifically associated with weed control in Iowa. A secondary purpose was to identify the implications to agricultural extension education;The study revealed that farmers use a combination of various weed control methods including chemical control, cultivation, soil fertility management, crop rotation, and crop diversification. Farmers in this study indicated that they were supportive of educational program focused on sustainable agricultural practices. The challenge that faces extension educators is to design educational programs that fit the needs of farmers;Farmers ...


Relationships Among Student Attitudes, Motivation, Learning Styles, Learning Strategies, Patterns Of Learning And Achievement: A Formative Evaluation Of Distance Education Via Web-Based Courses , Ching-Chun Shih Jan 1998

Relationships Among Student Attitudes, Motivation, Learning Styles, Learning Strategies, Patterns Of Learning And Achievement: A Formative Evaluation Of Distance Education Via Web-Based Courses , Ching-Chun Shih

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The World Wide Web (WWW) is the latest in a long line of educational technologies, and the list of courses on it is growing daily. Formative evaluations would help educators enhance teaching and learning in Web-based courses. This study analyzed the relationships between student achievement and the following variables: attitudes, motivation, learning strategies, patterns of learning, learning styles, and selected demographics. It was a population study that included 99 students taking two non-major introductory biology courses offered over the WWW by Iowa State University in the fall of 1997. Seventy-four (75%) students completed a learning style test, an on-line questionnaire ...


Teaching Strategies, Their Use And Effectiveness As Perceived By Teachers Of Agriculture: A National Study, Yun Ho Shinn Jan 1997

Teaching Strategies, Their Use And Effectiveness As Perceived By Teachers Of Agriculture: A National Study, Yun Ho Shinn

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of this study was to identify perceptions of agricultural education teachers in the United States of America regarding selected principles of teaching and learning, the current use of selected instructional methods and tools and their effectiveness. A secondary purpose was to determine the relationship between the selected variables and to develop a model for guiding successful use of selected teaching and learning strategies in secondary agricultural education programs;Teachers responding to the questionnaire rated most of the principles of teaching/learning fairly high on the scale. The highest rated principles were "individual differences exist among students," "Importance ...


Perceptions Held By Leaders Of The National Young Farmers Educational Association Regarding International Agriculture: Implications For Agricultural And Extension Education , Kamal Eldin Ali Elbashir Jan 1996

Perceptions Held By Leaders Of The National Young Farmers Educational Association Regarding International Agriculture: Implications For Agricultural And Extension Education , Kamal Eldin Ali Elbashir

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of this study was to determine perceptions held by leaders in the National Young Farmer Educational Association (NYFEA) regarding international agriculture issues and their implications for agricultural and extension education. An additional purpose was to identify and analyze international agricultural knowledge and skills needed by members of the NYFEA;The study was conducted using descriptive survey methods in the form of a mail questionnaire. The questionnaire consisted of 108 items and was arranged into three sections. Section one was designed to determine perceptions held by leaders in the NYFEA regarding selected issues in international agriculture. In section ...


Adoption Of Aquaculture Education By High School Agriculture Teachers In The Central Region Of The United States , Sami Abdel-Hadi Moustafa El-Ghamrini Jan 1996

Adoption Of Aquaculture Education By High School Agriculture Teachers In The Central Region Of The United States , Sami Abdel-Hadi Moustafa El-Ghamrini

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Aquaculture education is a newly born subject area and is considered as a part of agricultural education curriculum in high schools. It has made a positive difference in enrollment and resources available to high school agricultural education program;This study primarily concerns the adoption of innovative aquaculture education technologies and services by high school teachers in the north central region of the United States. It examines different factors that affect adoption of aquaculture education technological innovations by high schools in the north central region of the United States;Data were collected in Fall, 1995 and Spring, 1996. Mail questionnaires were ...


Perceptions Of Agricultural Educators Regarding The Role Of Agricultural Mechanization In The Secondary Agricultural Education Curriculum , Carlos Rosencrans Jr. Jan 1996

Perceptions Of Agricultural Educators Regarding The Role Of Agricultural Mechanization In The Secondary Agricultural Education Curriculum , Carlos Rosencrans Jr.

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to determine the perceptions of agricultural educators regarding the role of agricultural mechanization in the agricultural education curriculum in secondary schools throughout the Central Region of the United States. The study sought to draw implications to teacher education programs to provide direction for enrichment of the curriculum;The study was conducted using the descriptive survey method. A questionnaire consisting of three parts was mailed to a stratified random sample of high school agricultural teachers located in the 12 state area. There were a total of 2,465 programs, which resulted in a sample size ...


Extended And Continuing Education Needs Of The Professional Members Of The National Society Of Minorities In Agriculture, Natural Resources And Related Sciences , Dawn Andis Mellion Jan 1995

Extended And Continuing Education Needs Of The Professional Members Of The National Society Of Minorities In Agriculture, Natural Resources And Related Sciences , Dawn Andis Mellion

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The traditional agricultural workforce is changing at an alarming rate. These changes are being caused by new and developing technologies, changing demographics of the workforce and changes in employers needs. This phenomenon has caused many corporations to establish their own facilities for training and retraining of employees. This practice is working for now, but numerous companies are looking to higher education to help meet their training needs. To help fill this void in the educational arena, colleges of agriculture are exploring various means and methods to assist these corporations with their educational needs through the use of distance education technologies ...


Extension Education In Africa, Asia, And Latin America: Perceptions By Extension Educators And International Graduate Students Of Extension Education In The United States , Ismail Eltigani Mohamed Jan 1994

Extension Education In Africa, Asia, And Latin America: Perceptions By Extension Educators And International Graduate Students Of Extension Education In The United States , Ismail Eltigani Mohamed

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Purpose. This study focused on extension education outside the United States as perceived by extension educators and international graduate students of extension education. Specifically, the study described characteristics of the two groups, and documented their perceptions toward (1) policies and characteristics of the extension organizations, (2) educational needs of rural people, (3) agricultural extension program processes and practices, and (4) educational needs of international graduate students. In addition, the study focused on possible differences between the groups' perceptions and possible relationships between groups' characteristics and perceptions;Methods. Data were solicited from 96 extension educators and 128 international graduate students at ...


An Assessment Of The Impact Of Farming Systems Research/Extension On The Adoption Of Agricultural Technologies In The Middle-Belt Region Of Nigeria , Adewale Johnson Alonge Jan 1993

An Assessment Of The Impact Of Farming Systems Research/Extension On The Adoption Of Agricultural Technologies In The Middle-Belt Region Of Nigeria , Adewale Johnson Alonge

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to assess the impact of Farming Systems Research/Extension (FSR/E), differential access to agricultural support services and human capital endowment on farm-households' adoption of agricultural innovations in the Middle-Belt region of Nigeria. The research was conducted within a World Bank-funded Agricultural Development Project located in Niger State, where the International Institute of Tropical agriculture (IITA) has been implementing FSR activities to develop and test appropriate technologies for the inland valleys' farming systems;Data collection involved a triangulation approach consisting of non-participant observation, qualitative group interviews, and individual interviews with 513 farm-households' heads. Data ...


An Evaluation Of The Role Of Regional Centers For Research, Teaching And Extension In The Educational Function Of The Colegio De Postgraduados, Mexico , Anibal Quispe Limaylla Jan 1993

An Evaluation Of The Role Of Regional Centers For Research, Teaching And Extension In The Educational Function Of The Colegio De Postgraduados, Mexico , Anibal Quispe Limaylla

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of the regional centers for research, teaching, and extension on the educational function of the Colegio de Postgraduados. Specifically, the objectives were to: (1) Assess the participation of campus faculty and students in the regional centers, (2) Assess the impact of faculty members' academic activities in regional centers upon their professional competencies and academic performance, (3) Assess the participation of regional center faculty in academic activities on campus, (4) Assess the factors affecting participation of campus faculty in regional centers and regional center faculty on campus, (5) Determine perceptions of ...


Perceptions Of Field Officers, Extension Officers And Farmers Regarding Agricultural Extension Education In Swaziland , Musa M. A. Dube Jan 1993

Perceptions Of Field Officers, Extension Officers And Farmers Regarding Agricultural Extension Education In Swaziland , Musa M. A. Dube

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was conducted to identify and analyze the perceptions of field officers, extension officers, and farmers regarding objectives, principles, teaching methods, teaching tools, and problems of Agricultural Extension Education in Swaziland;A sample of 50 field officers, 20 extension officers, and 50 farmers participated in this study. A survey instrument was designed and administered to the various groups. Data were statistically analyzed using frequencies, percentages, means, standard deviations, analysis of variance, t-tests, Scheffe and Duncan procedures, and Pearson product-moment correlations;The average field officer was male, in his thirties, had a certificate in agriculture, was married, and had 9 ...


Educational Technology Tools Used By Extension Professionals: A North Central Region Survey , Eusebio Dagoberto Torres Quintana Jan 1992

Educational Technology Tools Used By Extension Professionals: A North Central Region Survey , Eusebio Dagoberto Torres Quintana

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This research project focuses on the use of educational technology tools (ETt) within the Extension Service and its professional staff in the 12-state North Central Region of the United States. ETt are those pieces of equipment, software, and hardware used by Extension staff members to support program delivery management;The objectives of this study were to investigate the kinds of ETt available, assess the current and future use of these technologies, and identify barriers that prevent their use in Extension programs;The systems and communication theory and behaviorism and cognitive theory are the environment and the framework that support the ...


An Assessment Of Farmers' Participation In Integrated Agricultural Development Projects In Peninsular Malaysia , Bahaman Abu Samah Jan 1992

An Assessment Of Farmers' Participation In Integrated Agricultural Development Projects In Peninsular Malaysia , Bahaman Abu Samah

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was designed to determine the nature and intensity of farmers' participation in Integrated Agricultural Development Projects (IADP) in Peninsular Malaysia. Specifically, the objectives of the study were to: (1) determine the demographic characteristics of the farmers in IADPs, (2) assess farmers' knowledge of IADP, (3) determine farmers' attitudes toward IADP programs, (4) determine farmers' attitudes toward IADP personnel, (5) assess the nature and intensity of farmers' participation in developmental activities in IADP, (6) determine the differences in selected variables among IADPs, and (7) assess the relationships between selected variables and intensity of participation;Data for the study were ...


An Assessment Of Field-Level Extension Agent Inservice Training Needs Related To The Educational Process As Perceived By Extension Personnel In The Sabah State Department Of Agriculture, Malaysia , Abdul Rahim Awang Jan 1992

An Assessment Of Field-Level Extension Agent Inservice Training Needs Related To The Educational Process As Perceived By Extension Personnel In The Sabah State Department Of Agriculture, Malaysia , Abdul Rahim Awang

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was conducted to identify and analyze the training needs of Agricultural Technicians (ATs), the field-level extension agents, in professional competency areas of agricultural extension related to the educational process. The objectives were to: (1) identify inservice training needs of ATs in the identified areas; (2) determine relationships between the perceived training needs of ATs and the training needs of ATs as perceived by extension supervisors; (3) determine relationships between ATs' and extension supervisors' perceived level of importance to extension; (4) investigate the relationships between individual demographic data and the perceived training needs of ATs; (5) identify the preferences ...


Roles Of Field Level Agricultural Extension Workers In Nepal As Perceived By Agricultural Extension Personnel , Narayan Kunwar Jan 1989

Roles Of Field Level Agricultural Extension Workers In Nepal As Perceived By Agricultural Extension Personnel , Narayan Kunwar

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

As field level agricultural extension workers in Nepal, Junior Technical Assistants (JTAs) have various roles to perform. However, the roles expected of them are not clear and specific;A study was conducted to determine the demographic characteristics of extension personnel, to determine if significant differences existed in the perceptions of various groups of extension personnel for the importance of JTAs' roles and the performance of those roles, and to determine if significant differences existed between the importance and performance of JTAs' roles as perceived by each group of extension personnel. Seven hypotheses were developed and tested in line with the ...