Experts' opinions concerning the agricultural engineering technology/mechanization component of teacher education in agriculture

Joe Grant Harper, P. Buriak, J. W. Hilton

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The goal of this investigation was to determine opinions of agricultural teacher education experts (who have a knowledge of the agricultural engineering technologies/agricultural mechanization component of instruction) regarding the future directions and leadership needs for agricultural engineering/ mechanization instruction at secondary and post- secondary levels. The findings of this study indicated that agricultural engineering technologies are viable components of public school agricultural education programs. Also, that there is a strong need for leadership, cooperation, and vision for agricultural engineering technology education at all levels. Recommendations suggest that the American Society of Agricultural Engineers should provide leadership for implementing revisions and changes for public school agricultural engineering technology education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-35
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Engineering in Agriculture
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995



  • Education
  • Mechanization
  • Technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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