Masters Theses

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Agricultural and Extension Education

Major Professor

Bernard S. Wilson


The purpose of the study Is to develop a guide for preparing, presenting, and evaluating F.F.A. Radio Programs in Tennessee.

The work of the F.F.A. is a many-pronged tool for good and useful service. Its purpose is to improve citizenship. It nurtures better agricultural practices and better agricultural leaders. Possibly even more important is its immense educational value. The educational value is not entirely a new one, but it has not been fully recognised and exploited for the good of American agriculture.

Although radio is one of our important public relations means, it may and can be used to enrich our instructional program by providing opportunity for boys to learn by doing, to express themselves in writing as well as orally, and to organize their thinking around certain problems related to specific needs. One of the beneficial and educational values is to have the boys prepare the script and then to present the broadcast.

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