Agricultural education in Georgia
Sealy, Walter Justin
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This study identified gender, age, and years of experience demographics for current Georgia agriculture teachers and described the subjects’ interest in pursuing either a master’s or doctoral degree of Agricultural Leadership from The University of Georgia. The survey population included all middle, high, and adult education (Young Farmer) teachers in Georgia. Survey instruments were distributed during the 2006 Georgia Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association Summer Conference and follow up data collection was conducted at area and regional agriculture teacher meetings. Responses were received from 293 of 389 teachers employed in Georgia (75% response rate). Approximately 74% of respondents were male and 29% were between the ages 22 to 30. Nearly 34% of participating teachers had zero to five years of teaching experience. Of 110 participants responding, nearly 53% revealed “Great Interest” for pursuing a master’s of Agricultural Leadership from the University of Georgia. Likewise, 29% of 139 respondents implied “Great Interest” for pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Georgia.