G. A. Schaal

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Thesis - Open Access

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Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

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Are school board members interested in the vocational agriculture program? What are the relationships existing between the vocational agriculture instructor and the school board members? Do school board members believe that vocational agriculture instructors perform an effective job of teaching in their communities? What is the general attitude of school board members toward the program of vocational agriculture? Are board members adequately acquainted with Future Farmers of America activities? The foregoing questions prompted the writer to conduct a survey study. The basic purpose of this study is to determine the attitudes of school board members toward vocational agriculture and their general knowledge of details concerning the programs in vocational agriculture in the secondary schools of South Dakota. Another purpose of this study is to determine the amount of information school board members have gained from the teachers of vocational agriculture. For the purposes of compiling and reporting results, the questionnaire was divided into five categories: (1) General; (2) Farm Mechanics; (3) Future Farmers of America; (4) supervised Farming; and (5) Adult Program.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Agricultural education -- South Dakota
School board members -- South Dakota -- Attitudes


Includes bibliographical references



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South Dakota State University