Date of Graduation
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Agricultural & Extension Education
Stacy A. Gartin.
The purpose of this study was to increase understanding of adult education philosophies as practiced by Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia secondary school agriculture teachers.;A Philosophy of Adult Education Inventory (PAEI) and researcher-created demographic sheet was sent to a sample of agriculture teachers in the tri-state area (n = 314). Descriptive data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences for Windows (SPSS). Frequencies, means, and correlational and multivariate analyses were used to describe and analyze the research results.;It was shown that there is a slight relationship between adult education preparation and the five philosophies. The Humanist philosophy is statistically significant when comparing the states of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Educator's payment for teaching adult classes is significant when compared to the Progressive orientation. The Liberal and Behaviorist philosophies were shown to have a very strong association as do the Progressive and Behaviorist philosophies.
Buckingham, Crystal R., "Philosophies of adult education as practiced by agricultural education teachers in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia" (2000). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1063.