Volume 48 - Number 1 - 2007 | DOI: 10.5032/jae.2007.01086



The purpose of this study was to determine the competencies (knowledge, skills, and abilities) required of effective Agricultural Science teachers both inside and outside the classroom as perceived by preservice and inservice teachers and to suggest ways that preservice teachers can gain those competencies prior to entering the teaching profession. Focus groups were conducted with preservice and inservice teachers. Results indicated that specific competencies are required across the domains of learning (cognitive, psychomotor, and affective). Methods for attaining these competencies and skills ranged from example and non-example role models, course content, and field-based experiences including student teaching and involvement in student organizations.

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