Date of Graduation
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Agricultural & Extension Education
Harry N. Boone, Jr.
All agricultural educators are expected to teach each student the three aspects of the agricultural education program, FFA, Supervised Agricultural Experience programs, and classroom and laboratory instruction. The purpose of this study was to determine the characteristics of an agricultural educator in the state of West Virginia. Agricultural educators rated reading, writing, and mathematics incorporation into the curriculum above average in the survey. They also felt that they encouraged professional and respectful relationships with their students almost all of the time. The amount of sarcasm used in the classroom, and bypassing school policy when the situation warranted it, returned varying results that should be studied more intensely in the future. Agricultural educators, based on the results of this instrument, need to become more involved in professional organizations in order to keep themselves truly abreast of new developments within their profession.
Beatty, James C., "Characteristics of West Virginia secondary agricultural educators" (2004). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 2024.