Volume 38 - Number 1 - 1997 | DOI: 10.5032/jae.1997.01029



Currently, there is a movement in the U.S. for business and industry to voluntarily develop national skill standard systems for their occupations. Once these systems are developed they will be used to develop training programs and certify workers’ competence. To successfully implement any new system or program, it is vital to know the attitudes of the people that will be involved in the implementation process toward skill standards. After the attitudes of these key people are known, strategies for implementing such systems can be developed. This study was conducted to determine secondary agricultural teachers' attitudes toward national skill standards. The population consisted of all agricultural teachers in secondary schools in Ohio. It was found that agricultural teachers agreed that they would or had used skill standards. However, they currently lack information about these skill standards.

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