PREPARING PRE-SERVICE AND IN-SERVICE TEACHERS FOR DIVERSIFIED CLASSROOMS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

By having a orderly and continual understanding of pre-service and in-service teachers' perceptions toward the demographic shifts in agricultural education programs, strategies could be developed, implemented, and evaluated by state agricultural education officials that potentially could increase students of color and students with disabilities presence in agricultural education programs at the secondary and post secondary level. Research has indicated that students are more likely to become involved in a vocational education sector, particularly agricultural education, if individuals from their respective ethnic minority group or gender are employed in instructional and supervisory roles. The changing demographics in schools across West Virginia reflect an increasing number of students of color and students with disabilities in public schools. As schools continue to move toward a greater diversity of students, teachers are, and will be, held accountable for their students' success. This project will provide useful information about the readiness of educators for 21st century classrooms. Gathering this information could determine important themes that could produce strategies aimed at developing equal and equitable teachers for progressive classrooms.

StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/1/029/30/13

Funding

  • National Science Foundation: $69,182.00

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