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Volume 50 - Number 3 - 2009 | DOI: 10.5032/jae.2009.03033



The purpose of this study was to determine quality indicators for SAE and FFA according to 36 experts across the United States. This is a part of a larger study looking at all components of the traditional three-circle model. The study utilized the Delphi technique to garner expert opinion about quality indicators in Agricultural Education. For SAE, round two resulted in two of the 46 quality statements reaching consensus. In addition, 17 SAE items were determined not to be quality indicators. Four of the 26 SAE statements in round three reached consensus. Also, for FFA, round two resulted in 13 of the 65 quality FFA statements reaching consensus, with 16 of the 65 FFA items determined not to be quality indicators of FFA. Six of the 36 FFA statements in round three reached consensus. This study is valuable in determining a scientific basis for identifying possible indicators of quality SAE and FFA.


Keywords: quality indicators, SAE, FFA, Delphi approach

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