The biggest concerns facing first semester agriscience teachers from Texas Tech University
Edwards, Stephanie N
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“Graduates who accepted positions as vocational agriculture teachers reported that the practical and technical parts of their schooling were the most useful, while courses in education, pedagogy, and the humanities were the least useful” (Aldrich, 1988, p. 46). According to Lee’s (1985) study, agriculture teachers reported student teaching as the most helpful part of their education. A study of this type has not been conducted in recent years in the field of agricultural education in Texas, and none of the previous studies used the Delphi process to collect data. Information gained from this study can be used to help determine if changes need to be made in the early field experience and/or student teaching experiences in the agricultural teacher education program at Texas Tech University.