Volume 45 - Number 4 - 2004 | DOI: 10.5032/jae.2004.04082



The purpose of this Delphi study was to develop a consensus listing of those characteristics that comprise an effective agriculture teacher. Panel members consisted of agriculture teachers, county-level administrators, state FFA supervisory staff, and university faculty in agricultural education. The panel identified 40 characteristics of an effective agriculture teacher that were categorized into the areas of instruction, FFA, SAE, community relations, marketing, professionalism/professional growth, program planning/management, and personal qualities. Characteristics identified in the "personal qualities" category that are requisite for effective teachers warrant examination and possible remediation by current teacher education programs.

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