10.5191/jiaee.1996.03103
 
Abstract
The economy of Belize is heavily dependent on agriculture. Because of its importance, attempts were made to integrate instruction about agriculture into the curriculum at the primary school level. The attempts proved to be unsuccessful and prompted this study of implementation barriers. The objectives of the study were to determine the attitudes of administrators in the Belize Ministry of Education toward agricultural education at the primary school level, and factors related with these attitudes. All senior level administrators in the Ministry of Belize were included in the study. The findings suggest that administrators tend to have a moderately favorable attitude toward agricultural education at the primary school level. Factors found to be associated with attitude were age, level of education, and years experience in public education. Based on the findings and conclusions, the principal recommendation was to offer in-service education programs for senior level administrators with the goal of drawing their attention to the economic and educational value of agriculture in Belize.
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