Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Agricultural Education and Studies
W. Wade Miller
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.
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Richard Lee Bockhop
Bockhop, Richard Lee, "Secondary agricultural educators' validation of selected agricultural mechanics objectives in Wisconsin " (2005). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 1833.