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ERIC Number: ED011285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jul
Pages: 87
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Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE IN THE SCHOOLS OF THE PHOENIX UNION HIGH SCHOOL SYSTEM.
LANGBEHN, WILLIAM A.
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY WERE TO (1) DETERMINE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE IN THE PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SCHOOLS, (2) IDENTIFY OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES IN AGRICULTURE, (3) IDENTIFY ENROLLEE CHARACTERISTICS, (4) RECOMMEND VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE OBJECTIVES AND CONTENT, (5) DETERMINE ENROLLMENT MOTIVES, AND (6) CHECK THE STATUS OF SLOW LEARNERS IN THE PROGRAM. THE STUDY INCLUDED A FOLLOWUP OF 55 FORMER ENROLLEES, AN OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITY SURVEY, AN EXAMINATION OF STUDENT RECORDS FOR FORMER ENROLLEES, AND A 5 PERCENT SAMPLE OF CURRENT ENROLLEES IN NINE HIGH SCHOOLS TO COMPARE 36 FAMILY AND STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS, AND A VOCATIONAL INTERESTS SURVEY OF 80 STUDENTS IN THE PROGRAM. ALTHOUGH THE PROGRAM HAD NOT PLACED MANY IN AGRICULTURE AND THE ATTRITION RATE WAS HIGH, IT WAS EFFECTIVE IN FOSTERING EDUCATIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL ASPIRATION IN STUDENTS. AGRICULTURAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES WERE DECLINING. THE FEW SLOW LEARNERS IN THE PROGRAM DID BETTER IN VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE THAN IN OTHER SUBJECTS. STUDENT INTEREST IN VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE WAS LIMITED. IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT (1) MORE PRODUCTIVE STUDENT SELECTION TECHNIQUES BE INSTITUTED, (2) COUNSELORS BE BETTER INFORMED ABOUT THE PROGRAM, (3) MORE PUBLICITY BE GIVEN TO THE EARNINGS OF STUDENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THEIR PROJECTS, (4) EMPLOYMENT POTENTIAL BE STUDIED, (5) THE PROGRAM BE TAILORED TO NEEDS, AND (6) OPPORTUNITIES FOR COOPERATION WITH OTHER VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS BE STUDIED. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Arizona State Employment Service, Phoenix.; Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff.
Identifiers: Arizona (Flagstaff); Phoenix Union High School District AZ