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Impact of Educational Reforms on Vocational Agriculture Programs in Tennessee. Research Report Series No. 11 [microform] / Edwin E. Lamberth and Ben L. Byler
Bib ID 5494961
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Lamberth, Edwin E
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1988 
79 p. 

A study examined the impact of educational reforms on vocational agriculture programs in Tennessee. Questionnaires were mailed to all of the state's principals who had vocational agriculture programs in their high schools, agriculture teachers, and chairpersons of local advisory committees for vocational agriculture. Completed questionnaires were returned by 139 principals (72.4 percent), 131 teachers (55.7 percent), and 46 chairpersons (47.4 percent). Responses were analyzed using descriptive statistics and frequency distributions. According to the respondents, the positive impacts of national and state educational reforms outweighed the negative impacts. The reforms having the greatest positive impact included increases in teacher input into programs, tests, and materials; implementation of attendance policies; involvement of business, labor, and civic leaders in educational planning; increase in instruction in effective study and work skills; mandated curriculum guides for all subject areas; and counseling to improve students' self-esteem and achievement. The reforms having the greatest negative impact were college preparatory curricula mandated by the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees and the State Board of Regents, increased administrative and noninstructional burdens on teachers, and increases in the number of units or credits required for graduation. (MN)


Sponsoring Agency: Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Administrator Attitudes.  |  Advisory Committees.  |  Agricultural Education.  |  Educational Change.  |  Excellence in Education.  |  High Schools.  |  Program Improvement.  |  State Surveys.  |  Statewide Planning.  |  Teacher Attitudes.  |  Vocational Education.  |  Tennessee  |  Impact Studies
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Byler, Ben L., author  |  Tennessee Technological Univ., Cookeville. Coll. of Agriculture and Home Economics
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