Using Supervised Agricultural Experience Programme as a Teaching Approach to Change Students’ Attitude towards Practical Agriculture among Secondary School Agriculture Students: A Case of Migori County, Kenya

Abstract

Agricultural education in secondary schools in Kenya is offered to achieve various outcomes among the learners as anchored in the school syllabus. One of the key learning outcomes is a positive attitude in practical agriculture. This study was done among form three agriculture students in Migori County and focused on finding out if there was a difference in attitude towards practical agriculture between students who took part in a supervised agricultural experience programme and those who did not take part. A learning outcome test was used to gather relevant data before and after the programme implementation. Analysis of data was done using SPSS (Version 22). Descriptive statistics (frequencies and averages) were used to present data while charts were used to present the data. Inferential statistics (Independent sample t-test, one-way ANOVA and Tukey’s post hoc) were used test the null hypothesis at α=.05 significance level. The study discovered that there was a statistically significant difference in attitude towards practical Agriculture between secondary school Agriculture students exposed to SAE and those not exposed to SAE.

Keywords: Learning Outcome, Supervised agricultural experience, agricultural education, attitude, secondary students

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