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The Enablers And Barriers Of Providing Professional Practical Skills Education To Rural Elementary School Students In Zhejiang, China , Difei Shen Jan 2006

The Enablers And Barriers Of Providing Professional Practical Skills Education To Rural Elementary School Students In Zhejiang, China , Difei Shen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Professional technical skills (technical skills) and professional practical skills (practical skills) are two kinds of education that are often discussed in terms of technical knowledge and life skills respectively. The acquisition of both technical and practical skills not only is the outcome of education, but also is required by a market economy. However, Chinese rural students are not provided practical skills under the traditional exam-oriented educational system. This study argues to build the educational infrastructure in rural China to provide both kinds of skills to improve the quality of its rural human resources;The purpose of this study is to ...


Food Safety Training As Adult Education: Determining Prior Knowledge In The Service Of Scientific Conceptual Change , Jason D. Ellis Jan 2006

Food Safety Training As Adult Education: Determining Prior Knowledge In The Service Of Scientific Conceptual Change , Jason D. Ellis

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

A common recommendation for addressing the serious issue of foodborne illness is to train foodservice managers to handle and store foods safely. Typically, food safety education is considered successful when managers become certified through such programs as ServSafeRTM, which is offered by Cooperative Extension and other organizations. However, sustained behavior change has been limited. The research contributed to understanding the nature of the limitations of current programs, toward betterment of food safety education. The goals of the research was to describe the type and extent of conceptual understandings possessed by trained and certified foodservice workers of scientific principles relevant to ...


An Analysis Of Pre-Service Teacher Preparation And Instructional Supervisory Practices In Agricultural Education , Moreetsi Thobega Jan 2006

An Analysis Of Pre-Service Teacher Preparation And Instructional Supervisory Practices In Agricultural Education , Moreetsi Thobega

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation contained three articles that explored teacher preparation in Agricultural Education. The first article was a descriptive-correlational study; it described the relationship between pre-service teachers' performance on PRAXIS II (initial teacher licensing examination) and their performance on college academic measures. The study utilized existing records from the Department Agricultural Education and studies at Iowa State University. Professional education GPA explained significant variability in principles of learning and teaching (PLT) scores. Males scored higher than females on the Agriculture content (AgC) test. Agriculture GPA did not explain significant variability in AgC scores. Additional research should be conducted to determine whether ...


The Influence Of An Integrated Course Cluster On The Communication Skills, Technical Content Knowledge, And Problem-Solving Skills Of Upper-Level College Students , Cynthia Carolyn Crawford Barnett Jan 2006

The Influence Of An Integrated Course Cluster On The Communication Skills, Technical Content Knowledge, And Problem-Solving Skills Of Upper-Level College Students , Cynthia Carolyn Crawford Barnett

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to determine if upper-level college students who participated in AgPAQ, an integrated course cluster learning community, would demonstrate enhanced learning in the areas of oral communication, written communication, technical content knowledge, and problem-solving;The population (N=182) consisted of students who participated in AgPAQ, the treatment group (n=33), and five comparison groups: the AgEdS 450 farm management class (n=57); the Agronomy 356 class (n=36); the Agronomy 356/English 309 integration ( n=35); the paid AgPAQ volunteer group (n=7); and the paid non-AgPAQ volunteer group (n=14). Students in these ...


An Alumni Benchmark Analysis Of The Master Of Agriculture Program In Professional Agriculture At Iowa State University (1979-2004) , Mohamed Mamdouh Yacoub Jan 2004

An Alumni Benchmark Analysis Of The Master Of Agriculture Program In Professional Agriculture At Iowa State University (1979-2004) , Mohamed Mamdouh Yacoub

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The study assessed students' perceptions about the Master of Agriculture in professional agriculture (ProAg) program that is offered off-campus. It also provides information regarding the number of graduate students who enrolled in this program and are now working in agriculture related occupations. Alumni of the program provided feedback regarding the content of the ProAg program in agriculture. It serves as an analysis tool for assessing the effectiveness of the ProAg program in the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University. The College of Agriculture could use the data and information collected from this study for future program planning as well ...


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 ...


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 ...


Instructional Supervision Of Student Teachers In Agricultural Education , Carrie Ann Fritz Jan 2002

Instructional Supervision Of Student Teachers In Agricultural Education , Carrie Ann Fritz

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The principal purpose of this dissertation was to explore supervision in agricultural education settings. The dissertation was divided into three specific papers that focused on some aspect of the supervisory process. The first paper presented the Escalation model for the supervision of agricultural instruction. The model is a growth continuum that consists of three levels. The supervisory models included in each level are placed along a continuum of structure and reward and risk. As the supervisor matures in the supervisory process, it is proposed that the model of supervision used should change. As their professional maturity increases and as the ...


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 ...


Faculty And Staff Members' Perceptions Of Internships In The College Of Agriculture At Iowa State University , Chia-Hsing Wu Jan 2001

Faculty And Staff Members' Perceptions Of Internships In The College Of Agriculture At Iowa State University , Chia-Hsing Wu

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Given its theoretical potential, an experiential internship could serve substantial purposes for all that participate: students, educational institutions, and employers. The value of an internship in college curricula has received increased attention in recent years. Internships appear to offer benefits to all three entities. While the benefits of internships toward students and employers are generally well known, little information concerns their potential benefits to educational institutions. Faculty and staff members' support and commitment are vital in planning and implementing the program. Identification of their concerns and perceptions of internships is the first step in gaining respect for the programs.;The ...


An Assessment Of Instructional Technology In Secondary Agricultural Education Curricula In North Carolina And Virginia , Antoine Jerrod Alston Jan 2000

An Assessment Of Instructional Technology In Secondary Agricultural Education Curricula In North Carolina And Virginia , Antoine Jerrod Alston

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this descriptive/correlational study was to evaluate instructional technology availability and use in secondary agricultural education curricula in North Carolina and Virginia. The population for this study consisted of secondary agriculture teachers in North Carolina and Virginia that were listed in the 1998--99 North Carolina Agricultural Education Director (N = 370) and Virginia Vocational Agriculture Teacher's Association Directory (N = 313). Based on Krejcie and Morgan's (1970) formula for a 5% margin of error, a random sample of 242 would be required for a population of this size. The researcher based on the objectives of the study ...


Predicting College Of Agriculture Professors' Adoption Of Computers And Distance Education Technologies For Self-Education And Teaching At The University Of Guadalajara, Mexico , Ana Ramírez Carr Jan 1999

Predicting College Of Agriculture Professors' Adoption Of Computers And Distance Education Technologies For Self-Education And Teaching At The University Of Guadalajara, Mexico , Ana Ramírez Carr

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This descriptive and associational study investigated whether personal and institutional characteristics of professors in the College of Agriculture in Guadalajara, Mexico, were related to the use of computers for traditional teaching, and for distance learning and teaching. These characteristics included: interest, attitudes, self-efficacy levels, uses, need for support for faculty development opportunities, and availability of equipment and communications. By using multiple regression and discriminant analysis a series of predictors were identified;Among the findings it was identified that, in general, professors were highly interested in the use of technology in teaching, and held a positive attitude toward the use of ...


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 ...


Perceived Benefits Of Selected Experiential Learning Activities And Quality Of Instructional Techniques In A College Of Agriculture Capstone Course , Randall James Andreasen Jan 1998

Perceived Benefits Of Selected Experiential Learning Activities And Quality Of Instructional Techniques In A College Of Agriculture Capstone Course , Randall James Andreasen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions of course completers in a college of agriculture capstone course regarding the benefits of selected experiential learning activities and instructional techniques. Further, this study sought to determine the quality of the learning activities and instructional techniques employed in capstone course and to develop a model for the integration of these experiential learning activities into capstone courses;This study was conducted using a descriptive survey design. A four part questionnaire was developed and sent to 214 capstone course completers of AgEdS 450, Farm Management and Operation, Iowa State University. This sample ...


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 ...


Recent Graduates Perceptions Regarding The Infusion Of A Global Perspective Into The Curriculum Of Selected Land-Grant University Colleges Of Agriculture , Joe Edward Dale Jan 1997

Recent Graduates Perceptions Regarding The Infusion Of A Global Perspective Into The Curriculum Of Selected Land-Grant University Colleges Of Agriculture , Joe Edward Dale

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of this study was to identify the perceptions held towards a global perspective in higher education in agriculture by recent graduates of selected land grant college of agriculture programs. A secondary purpose was to generate strategies for curriculum reform that will enhance global perspective education in the college of agriculture of land-grant universities;The descriptive method of research design was used for a portion of this study and required the use of quantitative statistical analysis. Based upon the tabulating, depicting and description of the data from this study, as well as the incorporation of information from previous ...


Perceptions Regarding Integration Of Agricultural Awareness Activities By Elementary Teachers In East Central Iowa, Neil Armstrong Knobloch Jan 1997

Perceptions Regarding Integration Of Agricultural Awareness Activities By Elementary Teachers In East Central Iowa, Neil Armstrong Knobloch

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to analyze the status of agricultural awareness efforts in elementary grades in a selected area of Iowa and create a model of agricultural awareness for the community education system. The primary objectives of this study were: (1) identify elementary school teachers' perceptions on agricultural related issues; (2) identify the extent of current agricultural awareness activities; (3) compare selected demographic data with perceptions and activities of elementary school teachers in east central Iowa; and (4) develop a model for delivery of agricultural awareness programming. This study was conducted using a survey instrument that was distributed ...


An Approach To Providing Professional Development With An Environmental Education Component To Agriculture Teachers In Costa Rica , Lynne Wood Brookes Jan 1997

An Approach To Providing Professional Development With An Environmental Education Component To Agriculture Teachers In Costa Rica , Lynne Wood Brookes

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In 1993 the University of Costa Rica carried out a needs assessment which indicated a widespread need for in-service professional development for high school agriculture teachers. Information was also collected that indicated areas of interest and concern to teachers and the Ministry of Public Education. Subsequently, the University of Costa Rica's Atlantic Regional Center elected to undertake the development and implementation of professional development programs for agriculture teachers. It was determined that the areas to be addressed would include agriculturally oriented environmental education, sustainable agriculture, pedagogy, and methodology useful for information transfer;The objective of this developmental study was ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Mission And Basic Philosophic Principles Of Higher Education In Agriculture: A Case Study , Daniel Brian Sherrard Jan 1994

Mission And Basic Philosophic Principles Of Higher Education In Agriculture: A Case Study , Daniel Brian Sherrard

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study is about higher education in agriculture. The philosophic principles that underlie practice and the history and development of contemporary approaches are explored. Elements of an approach to agricultural higher education appropriate for confronting the challenges of the twenty-first century are proposed. It is suggested that such an approach would focus on people-centered development, rather than emphasizing production and profit maximization. At the same time, learning strategies should be based on experience and active student participation, as opposed to emphasizing content and information assimilation;One particular institution, the Agricultural College of the Humid Tropical Region (La Escuela de Agricultura ...


Perceptions And Activities Of Agriculture Education Teachers In Us Institutions Of Higher Education Regarding Internationalization Of The Agricultural Education Curriculum , Michael Jackson Akpan Jan 1994

Perceptions And Activities Of Agriculture Education Teachers In Us Institutions Of Higher Education Regarding Internationalization Of The Agricultural Education Curriculum , Michael Jackson Akpan

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

As the perceived distances from country to country and from continent to continent continue to diminish, the responsibility of U.S. institutions of higher education to prepare students for life in the future takes on added dimensions. The question is whether an ever-growing number of our agricultural education graduates are educated to a more thorough understanding of the international forces that are shaping their careers and their world;The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions held by agricultural education teachers in U.S. institutions of higher education regarding internationalization of the agricultural education curriculum;Two hundred and ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


An Assessment Of Iowa Agriculture Instructors' Needs For Technical Inservice Education And Curriculum Materials , Roger Graham Roe Jan 1993

An Assessment Of Iowa Agriculture Instructors' Needs For Technical Inservice Education And Curriculum Materials , Roger Graham Roe

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to assess the inservice educational needs of Iowa agricultural education instructors. The study was designed to assess possible delivery methods, location, content, and format of future programs as well as needs for curricular materials;For this study, the sample consisted of two hundred and six instructors drawn from a population of three hundred and twenty-six secondary and post-secondary agriculture instructors. The questionnaire was developed and reviewed within the Department of Agricultural Education, reliability testing of the questionnaire yielded a Cronbach alpha score of.92 before it was sent. The questionnaire was then mailed to ...