Date of Graduation
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Agricultural & Extension Education
Deborah A. Boone.
The purpose of this study was to determine the importance of different leadership skills taught to agriculture students and FFA members at the chapter level, where students and members receive leadership training, the frequency of training, and identify the instructors that provide leadership training. This study was a descriptive survey research conducted with agricultural science instructors who serve as FFA advisors of chapters recognized in the National Chapter Awards Program at the 78th National FFA Convention. The 10 most important skills identified by agriculture science teachers were (in order of importance); teamwork, opportunities in FFA, being responsible, setting personal or team goals, commitment, being a role model in your chapter, cooperation, ethical leadership, solving problems, and effective listening. Running an effective meeting, motivating members, qualities of an influential leader, delivering a speech, and planning an activity were taught by all agricultural science teachers in the study.
Taylor, Nathan, "Teaching leadership development at the secondary level: A national study" (2006). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 2461.