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Perceptions Of Costa Rican Agricultural Employers Regarding Skills And Competencies Needed By Agriculturalists , Xenia Ceville Gray Jan 1998

Perceptions Of Costa Rican Agricultural Employers Regarding Skills And Competencies Needed By Agriculturalists , Xenia Ceville Gray

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

During the last decade a gap has existed between the education offered by institutions of higher education in Latin America in the agricultural sciences and the concrete needs of farmers, potential employers and society. The graduates from colleges and universities in the region are not meeting the needs of agriculturally oriented national/international companies nor the demands from small farmers;The purpose of this study was to determine the knowledge and skills needed by Ingenieros Agronomos with the Licenciatura degree as perceived by their potential employers in the agriculture sector, namely private businesses, government and non-government agencies, and international development ...


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 ...


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 Analysis Of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Implications For Agricultural Extension Education With Particular Reference To Natural Resource Management In Zimbabwe , Olivia Nyembezi Muchena Jan 1990

An Analysis Of Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Implications For Agricultural Extension Education With Particular Reference To Natural Resource Management In Zimbabwe , Olivia Nyembezi Muchena

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The objective of the study was to develop a theoretical framework for analyzing and utilizing indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) information on natural resources in agricultural extension education. IKS are characterized by an integrated system of cognition, beliefs, values and practices that are pervasive in life. The emerging aspects of cognitive psychology and emic-etic perspectives required to handle IKS corresponded to a confluent curriculum. This curriculum integrates the affective domain with the cognitive and psychomotor domains to add meaning to what is learned. The confluent curriculum approach was modified to highlight the philosophical and psychological (beliefs and values) needs to facilitate ...