Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

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Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

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Many vocational agriculture teachers, professional men and lay citizens believe that in the process of educating the farm youth of South Dakota in secondary schools, the vocational agriculture teachers have been doing an excellent job. However there have been remarks made at times not entirely in accord with the program. The fact that some parents have adverse criticism regarding some phase of vocational agriculture instruction in our high school curriculum may or may not be indicative of the attitude taken by the majority of the parents of students in the program. This survey endeavors to accentuate the importance of parent-teacher relationships in the vocational agriculture program. The vocational agriculture teacher, valuing his program with high esteem, feels that the program cannot be replaced in the high school curriculum. But what is the attitude of the parents toward this program? Do they feel a need for it? Do they believe that vocational agriculture is a means to a better end? There are so many questions that, if answered, could be an invaluable aid to teacher-parent relationships.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Agriculture -- Study and teaching -- South Dakota



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South Dakota State University


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