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Texas Agricultural Science Teachers' Attitudes toward Information Technology
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Journal of Career and Technical Education Volume 27, Number 2, ISSN 1531-4952

Abstract

The researchers sought to find the Agricultural Science teachers' attitude toward five innovations (Computer-Aided Design, Record Books, E-Mail Career Development Event Registration, and World Wide Web) of information technology. The population for this study consisted of all 333 secondary Agricultural science teachers from Texas FFA Areas V and VI. The potential subjects were identified from the Texas Teachers of Agricultural Science & Technology Directory published by the Texas Education Agency. Demographic and program variables for each respondent were classified as independent. Teachers' attitude scores for each innovation were classified as the dependent variable. Correlation analysis was used to identify significant relationships, if existing, between independent and dependent variables. Demographic variables analyzed included years of teaching experience, highest level of education, age, gender, grade level taught, membership in the Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association of Texas (VATAS), types of technology training received, and source of technology training. Program variables included location of campus (rural or metro) and number of Agricultural science teachers of campus. The study indicated favorable attitudes toward information technology were identified since mean subscale scores for each innovation were positive. The Agricultural Science teachers in this study who participated in technology training had more positive attitudes toward information technology. The study reported new information regarding Texas Agricultural Science teachers' attitude toward, and adoption of five specific innovations of information technology (Computer-Aided Design, Computerized Online Record Books, Electronic Mail, Online Career Development Event Registration and World Wide Web). The study also found that the Agricultural Science teachers had favorable attitudes toward online CDE registration, but it had the lowest attitude score. (Contains 8 tables.)

Citation

Anderson, R. & Williams, R. (2012). Texas Agricultural Science Teachers' Attitudes toward Information Technology. Journal of Career and Technical Education, 27(2), 57-68. Retrieved December 17, 2018 from .

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