Date of Graduation
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Agricultural & Extension Education
Stacy A. Gartin
Harry N. Boone.
The purpose of this study was to provide information on the attitudes toward and knowledge level of biotechnology and agriscience as well as activities conducted which demonstrate implementation of biotechnology and agriscience by West Virginia Agricultural Education teachers.;Data was collected via a questionnaire. Knowledge level, teaching methods used, attitudes of the subject and teaching responsibilities, barriers to teaching, and preferred information sources of biotechnology and agriscience were the major parts. Demographics and level of science knowledge were other parts of the questionnaire.;A major finding of the study was that West Virginia agricultural education teachers possess a positive attitude towards biotechnology, but lack some of the resources and knowledge to incorporate the subject matter into their curriculum. The teachers possess a positive attitude about agriscience, but feel that agriscience classes should not be the only classes taught in an agricultural education program.
Hughes, Jason E., "Attitudes, knowledge, and implementation of biotechnology and agriscience by West Virginia agricultural education teachers" (2001). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1250.