Date of Graduation
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Agricultural & Extension Education
Layle D. Lawrence.
This study was designed to ascertain and record the experiences of West Virginia agriculture teachers who have established aquaculture units in their schools and have taught aquaculture for two or more years. This study will provide suggestions to those who may yet integrate aquaculture into their curriculum.;A "Focused Interview" was used to gather qualitative data from eight-experienced aquaculture teachers. The respondents answered eight questions that were asked and recorded by the secretary in agricultural and environmental education at WVU to eliminate bias and improve the validity of this study.;The results of this study found that agricultural teachers used aquaculture to enhance and increase interest in their agricultural program. The optimum size of an aquaculture facility is teacher dependent and is used to reinforce science skills and concepts and is being promoted as a viable Supervised Agriculture Experience Program. Agriculture teachers would start an aquaculture education program again.
Lovett, Paul A., "Experiences of selected West Virginia agriculture teachers who have established aquaculture units in their schools and have taught aquaculture classes for two years or more" (1999). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 983.