Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



The writer made this study with the following objectives in mind: 1. To determine the problem areas in teaching that vocational agriculture teachers have recognized and considered important. 2. To determine the major difficulties teachers encounter in teaching Soils to high school students. 3. To determine where Soils information is obtained, and how it is used by vocational agriculture teachers. 4. To determine the educational background in Soils of the vocational agriculture teachers who contributed data to this study. 5. To obtain suggestions concerning information which should be included in high school Soils book.

The problem under consideration was discussed with the Head of the Soils Department at Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College. A study was made of Soil textbooks, and with information received from these two sources, a questionnaire was then presented to the Head of the Agriculture Education Department, and the suggestions made by him were used in revising the questionnaire. The suggestions offered by Dr. E. M. Norris were used in preparing the questionnaire in its final form.

In order to get a representative group of teachers working in areas with different Soil conditions, a random selection was made of teachers in three areas, I, II, and III. Thirty-one teachers were sent questionnaires by the author. The name of the teachers and the counties in which they teach vocational agriculture are listed in this study, also the areas in which they teach vocational agriculture.

Committee Chair/Advisor

E. M. Norris

Committee Member

J. R. Powell


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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