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ERIC Number: ED012746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jul
Pages: 56
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Reference Count: 0
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AN ANALYSIS OF HIGH SCHOOL VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE FROM EVALUATIONS OF GRADUATES IN THE PANHANDLE-PLAINS AREA OF TEXAS.
EGGENBERGER, LEWIS
QUESTIONNAIRES WERE SENT TO 1,201 OF THE 1,540 GRADUATES FROM A REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE OF 52 OF THE 89 HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE AREA WHO HAD COMPLETED 1 OR MORE YEARS IN VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE AND WHO GRADUATED IN 1953, 1954, AND 1955 TO DETERMINE (1) THEIR CURRENT OCCUPATION, (2) FACTORS RELATED TO THEIR OCCUPATIONAL CHOICE, (3) WHETHER THEY HAD ATTENDED COLLEGE, (4) THEIR EVALUATION OF COURSE AREAS, (5) THEIR EVALUATION OF SUBJECT-MATTER AREAS, AND (6) THEIR EVALUATION OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE AND FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA (FFA) ACTIVITIES. OF THE 846 WHO RESPONDED, 28.4 PERCENT WERE FARM OPERATORS, 15.7 PERCENT WERE EMPLOYED IN FARM-RELATED OCCUPATIONS, 49.5 PERCENT HAD ENTERED NONAGRICULTURAL EMPLOYMENT, AND 6.4 PERCENT WERE IN MILITARY SERVICE. OVER 56 PERCENT OF THE GRADUATES WHOSE FATHERS WERE FARM OPERATORS ENTERED AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS, COMPARED WITH 18.9 PERCENT WHOSE FATHERS WERE IN NONAGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS. A GRADUATE WAS MORE LIKELY TO BECOME A FARM OPERATOR AS THE NUMBER OF YEARS HE HAD STUDIED VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE INCREASED. APPROXIMATELY THREE-FIFTHS HAD ATTENDED COLLEGE, AND ONE-HALF OF THESE HAD RECEIVED A DEGREE. OF THE FARM OPERATORS, 40 PERCENT WISHED THEY COULD HAVE SUBSTITUTED MANAGEMENT OR AGRIBUSINESS EXPERIENCE FOR SUPERVISED FARM PROGRAMS IN HIGH SCHOOL. FFA LEADERSHIP TRAINING WAS RATED HIGH BY THOSE IN AGRICULTURAL FIELDS. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Technological Coll., Lubbock.
Identifiers: FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA; TEXAS; Texas (Lubbock)