Superintendent And Teacher Perceptions Of Adult Education Programs In Agriculture

Ali M. Nur, Robert J. Birkenholz, Bob R. Stewart
1989 Journal of Agricultural Education  
For over a decade, the adult enrollment in agricultural education programs in Missouri public schools has been steadily increasing. During the 1984-85 school year, 123 secondary schools in Missouri offered classes for adults in agriculture. During the past year, over 6,200 persons were enrolled in agriculture programs for adults in the state. (Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 1987). The thrust of these programs was to provide opportunities for participants to acquire
more » ... ipants to acquire knowledge and skills necessary to engage in production agriculture, farm management, and leadership activities. Although increased participation was a positive development, the number of adults enrolled in agricultural education programs in Missouri represented a relatively small percentage of the potential audience.
doi:10.5032/jae.1989.04047 fatcat:ocujs2iqrzdkff2mbmht2b2amy