Murray State Theses and Dissertations


Agricultural education is a vital component of the Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) framework that encompasses classroom instruction, supervised agricultural experience (SAE), and involvement in the National FFA Organization. This study gathered Georgia high school administrators’ perceptions of factors distinguishing school-based agricultural education (SBAE) programs as successful. Administrators identified various components important to program success for each are of the agricultural three-component model. Administrators in this study, prioritized involvement in the National FFA Organization over the other constructs, indicating that the traditional view of the three-component model can be dependent upon local needs and priorities. This research can be used to better understand the factors of success in an SBAE program.

Keywords: school-based agricultural education, success, administrator perceptions

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Dissertation Committee Chair

Alyx Shultz

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Abbigail Morris

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Melissa Chapman

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Katie Davis

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