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Agricultural Extension Educators' Perceptions Regarding The Teaching And Learning Process Related To Water Quality Issues In The North Central Region Of The United States , Mohamed Camara Jan 2006

Agricultural Extension Educators' Perceptions Regarding The Teaching And Learning Process Related To Water Quality Issues In The North Central Region Of The United States , Mohamed Camara

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The North Central Region of the United States is the largest grain producer in the world. Therefore, the soil is intensively exploited which will eventually affect the water in this region. Most of the states in the NCR border the Mississippi River, thus contributing to the quality of water in the Gulf of Mexico. A review of related studies indicated a lack of suitable educational programs to assist farmers, communities, and extension agencies in understanding issues regarding water quality issues. However, these past studies did not focus on agricultural extension educators' perceptions regarding the teaching and learning process related to ...


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 ...


Perceived Impact Of Internship And Practical Training Programs On Professional And Personal Growth: Implications To Agricultural And Extension Education , Andrew Vladimirovich Novotorov Jan 2001

Perceived Impact Of Internship And Practical Training Programs On Professional And Personal Growth: Implications To Agricultural And Extension Education , Andrew Vladimirovich Novotorov

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The main purpose of this study was to determine and analyze former students' perceptions regarding impact of internship programs at Iowa State University. The secondary purpose was to identify existing practical training programs in Nizhni Novgorod Agricultural Academy, Russia. The third purpose was to identify the implications of determined perceptions for the opportunity to apply a new model of internship programming based on both American and Russian experiences.;This study examined the perceptions of agriculture graduates enrolled in internship and practical training programs of agriculture and agribusiness. Those who are proponents of these paradigms differ drastically in their views of ...


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 ...


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 ...


Self-Perceived Youth Leadership And Life Skills Development Among Iowa Ffa Members , Gary James Wingenbach Jan 1995

Self-Perceived Youth Leadership And Life Skills Development Among Iowa Ffa Members , Gary James Wingenbach

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The objectives of this study were to: (1) describe Iowa FFA members by their self-perceived youth leadership life skills development, participation in FFA leadership activities, participation in nonFFA leadership activities, achievement expectancy, years in the FFA, age, gender, self-reported grade point average, and place of residence, (2) assess the level of youth leadership life skills development possessed by Iowa FFA members, (3) determine if a relationship exists between self-perceived leadership life skills development and participation in FFA leadership activities, nonFFA leadership activities, achievement expectancy, years in the FFA, age, gender, self-reported grade point average, and place of residence, and (4 ...


An Evaluation Of Agricultural Development Projects Recently Conducted In Uruguay: Guidelines For Extension , Ond Pedro Dehegedus Jan 1994

An Evaluation Of Agricultural Development Projects Recently Conducted In Uruguay: Guidelines For Extension , Ond Pedro Dehegedus

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The objective of this study was to evaluate the implementation of six agricultural development projects recently carried out in Uruguay, South America. This study used qualitative methods to collect and analyze the data;This study attempted to show the importance of other factors, broadly called sociological, for eliciting the kind of results in projects that were expected before their implementation. The study revealed that strategies to implement the selected projects have relied on two basic modalities: the revolving credit system and the community development approach. The researcher found that results of projects based on the revolving credit system were not ...


Computer Technology Use By Iowa State University Extension Personnel With Implications For Training And Support: An Analysis Of Alternative Structural Equation Models , Sung-Youl Park Jan 1994

Computer Technology Use By Iowa State University Extension Personnel With Implications For Training And Support: An Analysis Of Alternative Structural Equation Models , Sung-Youl Park

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

There was a concern that available current information, resources and computer systems including network systems such as EXNET in Iowa State University Extension are underutilized. There were indications of skill deficiencies and a lack of confidence about computers among the staff. In addition to this concern, there may be a need for Extension administration to provide training and support for Extension personnel' s computer use;The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship of computer use with selected factors such as computer attitudes, computer experience, computer knowledge, learning styles, and job position and to develop a linear structural ...


A Framework For Incorporating Indigenous Knowledge Systems Into Agricultural Research And Extension Organizations For Sustainable Agricultural Development In India , Bhakthavatsalam Rajasekaran Jan 1993

A Framework For Incorporating Indigenous Knowledge Systems Into Agricultural Research And Extension Organizations For Sustainable Agricultural Development In India , Bhakthavatsalam Rajasekaran

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to formulate a methodological framework to incorporate indigenous knowledge systems into agricultural research and extension organizations for sustainable agricultural development in India. Indigenous knowledge systems (IKSs) were recorded using farmer participatory methods such as transecting, participant observations, and unstructured interactions. IKSs were classified into (a) decision making systems; (b) indigenous knowledge statements; and (c) indigenous technical practices. Followed by this, an instrument was developed to identify: (1) the extent to which selected indigenous decision-making systems are agreeable to farmers; (2) the extent to which statements regarding indigenous knowledge systems are believed to be true ...


Teacher Perceptions Of Agricultural Teaching Practices And Methods For Youth And Adults In Iowa , Abdul Karim Kassem Jan 1992

Teacher Perceptions Of Agricultural Teaching Practices And Methods For Youth And Adults In Iowa , Abdul Karim Kassem

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The objectives of this study were to determine (a) the importance of selected instructional techniques, (b) the degree to which teachers should possess selected teacher characteristics, (c) the effectiveness of selected instructional methods in formal educational settings for youth and adults, and (d) the effectiveness of selected instructional methods in informal educational settings of youth and adults;Mailed questionnaires were the means employed to gather information on the research topic from the target population. Stratified sampling was the method used to select teachers to participate in the study. The total sample was 90 teachers;Frequencies were used to satisfy the ...


An Identification And Assessment Of Extension Educational Delivery Systems For Training Of Private Pesticide Applicators , John Lewis Creswell Jan 1990

An Identification And Assessment Of Extension Educational Delivery Systems For Training Of Private Pesticide Applicators , John Lewis Creswell

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to identify and assess educational delivery systems used by selected county Extension agriculturalists in private pesticide applicator training. The study provided information on educational delivery systems, teaching methods and instructional tools, the pesticide applicator training program, and demographic information of selected county Extension agriculturalists in a four-state area in the upper Midwest;A stratified sample consisting of one-half of the county Extension agriculturalists in Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin provided the participants in this study. A mailed survey instrument was used in data collection. Data were statistically analyzed by using means, standard deviations ...


An Assessment Of Agricultural Education In Mexico, Central America, And The Caribbean , Antonio Macías-López Jan 1990

An Assessment Of Agricultural Education In Mexico, Central America, And The Caribbean , Antonio Macías-López

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The objectives of this study were to identify, collect, and catalog references on agricultural education and to assess agricultural education in Latin America. Data were obtained through a bibliographic mailed survey and through questionnaires from professors, students, and graduates from educational institutions. The method for conducting this study was the descriptive survey method. Descriptive statistics, reliability analysis, factor analysis, t-test, and one-way analysis of variance were performed;For the first objective sources of information were identified and linguistic and semantic differences were described. A collection of more than 600 references about agricultural education in Latin America was compiled. The major ...


Perceptions Of Iowa Farm Operators And Soil Conservation District Commissioners Regarding Selected Soil And Water Conservation Practices , Thomas Henry Bruening Jan 1989

Perceptions Of Iowa Farm Operators And Soil Conservation District Commissioners Regarding Selected Soil And Water Conservation Practices , Thomas Henry Bruening

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of this study was to identify and analyze the perceptions of soil conservation district commissioners and other farmers in Iowa regarding the use of selected soil and water conservation practices. A secondary purpose was to identify the implications of these perceptions to educational practice;The population of the study included all of the district commissioners (500) in the state, as well as all of the farm operators in the state (109,367) as determined by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service. One-half of the commissioners and four hundred eighty-one non-commissioners or farm operators were selected as the ...


Instructional Technology Used By The Teaching And Extension Faculty In The College Of Agriculture At Iowa State University , Saban-Shah Bukhari Sayed Jan 1989

Instructional Technology Used By The Teaching And Extension Faculty In The College Of Agriculture At Iowa State University , Saban-Shah Bukhari Sayed

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of the study was to assess instructional technology used by the teaching and extension faculty in the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University. A secondary purpose was to determine the perceptions of the teaching and extension faculty regarding the future use of instructional technology in teaching and disseminating information;The population for the study was the faculty in the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University who had teaching and/or extension responsibilities. Some of them also had research, administration, advising, and/or curriculum development assignment(s). The survey instrument consisted of 125 items. The instrument ...


A Framework For The Evaluation Of The Capacity-Building Components In Rural Development Projects: Implications To Program Development And Agricultural Extension Education , Annette Cook Elliot Jan 1989

A Framework For The Evaluation Of The Capacity-Building Components In Rural Development Projects: Implications To Program Development And Agricultural Extension Education , Annette Cook Elliot

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In development situations in both the United States and developing countries, there is a concern with the development of the capacity of people to identify and solve their own problems and to determine their own future. Agricultural extension professionals and others involved in development planning and implementation need to be aware of and understand the factors affecting the achievement of capacity-building objectives in order to successfully develop human resources. The purpose of this study was to develop a framework for evaluating the capacity-building components in rural development projects, to determine which factors contributed to the successful implementation of these components ...


Job Satisfaction And Perceived Inservice Needs Of Iowa Cooperative Extension Personnel , Kevin C. Kesler Jan 1989

Job Satisfaction And Perceived Inservice Needs Of Iowa Cooperative Extension Personnel , Kevin C. Kesler

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the level of job satisfaction and perceived professional needs of Cooperative Extension Personnel in Iowa. The specific objectives of the study were to: (1) determine the level of job satisfaction; (2) determine and compare differences in levels of job satisfaction for periods ending in 1976, 1980, and 1988; (3) compare the level of job satisfaction according to selected demographic factors; and (4) determine training satisfaction and inservice needs;A questionnaire was mailed to all Iowa Cooperative Extension Service personnel and they responded to selected job satisfaction indicators. Cronbach's alpha was calculated ...


Analysis Of Selected Factors Associated With Participation Of Iowa Young Farmers In Agricultural Extension Programs , Mahmoud Hassan Omer Jan 1987

Analysis Of Selected Factors Associated With Participation Of Iowa Young Farmers In Agricultural Extension Programs , Mahmoud Hassan Omer

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of this study was to determine and analyze selected factors associated with awareness and participation of young farmers in agricultural extension activities. A secondary purpose of the study was to determine perceptions held by young farmers regarding various agricultural programs offered by the Cooperative Extension Service (CES). The study revealed information regarding the characteristics, types of contact and participation in agricultural extension activities, and needs of Iowa young farmers;The population of the study was the membership (400) of the Iowa Young Farmers Educational Association (IYFEA). A total of 102 members of IYFEA completed the questionnaires. A ...