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Journal:   CURRICULUM PLANNING KNOWLEDGE & RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES   WINTER 2013 , Volume 9 , Number 35; Page(s) 146 To 158.
 
Paper: 

EVALUATION OF THE REQUIRED COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS OF THE TEACHERS OF THE AGRICULTURAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS BY USING THE DELPHI METHOD: A CASE STUDY IN KERMANSHAH PROVINCE

 
Author(s):  RAJABI SOMAYEH, PAPZAN ABDOLHAMID, AZAMI AMIR, SOLIEIMANI ADEL*
 
* DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND RURAL PLANNING, KHARAZMI UNIVERSITY, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

The main purpose of this study was to investigate the required competencies and skills for the agricultural vocational teachers by using the Delphi method. This descriptive survey was conducted by using the Delphi method. The population of this study was consisted of the teachers in Mehregan, Qasre shirin, Bisotoon, Ravansar, Songhor and Eslam abad agricultural vocational schools in Kermanshah Province. The numbers of 22 expert members were selected as samples by using the purposeful sampling method. Three rounds were employed for conducting Delphi method. Data were collected through questionnaire and then were analyzed by using mean and descriptive statistics. The findings indicated that the group of experts identified 40 required competencies and skills for agricultural vocational teachers, such as: having agriculture experiences and skills, having knowledge of agriculture, using a variety of teaching techniques and entrepreneurial intention. Then, competencies and skills were categorized into three main and six sub-ordinary categories: professional competencies (instruction, management and planning competencies), personal competencies (individual and social competencies) and professional skills (agricultural scientific and practical skills). Finally, it was introduced a model with identified competencies and skills for the agriculture vocational education teachers.

 
Keyword(s): AGRICULTURAL TEACHER, AGRICULTURAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOL, PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCES, PERSONAL COMPETENCES, PROFESSIONAL SKILLS, DELPHI METHOD
 
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