Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2005

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Agricultural Education and Studies

First Advisor

W. Wade Miller

Abstract

The purpose of this descriptive study was to validate selected agricultural mechanics objectives in Wisconsin. The population consisted of all secondary agricultural education teachers in Wisconsin. The survey instrument was pilot-tested using 47 educators that had experience in agricultural mechanics and/or agricultural education. The instrument was sent electronically to 286 agricultural teachers. Overall, 269 usable responses were received for this study. Wisconsin agriculture teachers validated 99 agricultural mechanics objectives for consideration in secondary agricultural education programs. Additionally, teachers indicated strong support for pre-service and in-service training for the 99 validated objectives. Teachers averaged 14.1 years of experience and their perceptions of agricultural mechanics objectives were favorable. This study will help teachers with the consideration of agricultural mechanics objectives to be used in agricultural education programs in Wisconsin.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16438

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Richard Lee Bockhop

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI3184587

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

158 pages

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