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ERIC Number: ED012756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Aug
Pages: 64
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Reference Count: 0
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OCCUPATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL PLANS OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE STUDENTS IN NORTH CAROLINA--A COMPARISON WITH OTHER STUDENTS.
DRABICK, LAWRENCE W.
THREE FACETS OF THE VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE STUDENT WERE STUDIED--(1) HIS EDUCATIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL ASPIRATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS, (2) THE RELATIONSHIP OF HIS PLANS TO SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC FACTORS, AND (3) THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HIS PLANS AND THE PLANS OF OTHER STUDENTS. THE SAMPLE CONSISTED OF ALL MALE SENIOR STUDENTS IN 11 NEGRO AND 12 WHITE HIGH SCHOOLS REPRESENTING NONMETROPOLITAN ECONOMIC AREAS. THE INTERVIEW SCHEDULE WAS BASED ON QUESTIONS PROBING EDUCATIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL EXPECTATIONS AND ASPIRATIONS AND THE STUDENT'S BACKGROUND. DATA FOR WHITE AND NEGRO STUDENTS WERE SEPARATED INTO SECTIONS, AND VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE STUDENTS WERE COMPARED WITH OTHER STUDENTS IN EACH GROUP. BOTH WHITE AND NEGRO VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE STUDENTS ASPIRED TO OCCUPATIONS OF LESS PRESTIGE AND TO LOWER EDUCATIONAL LEVELS THAN OTHER STUDENTS. THE VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE STUDENTS WERE FOUND DISPROPORTIONATELY IN THE LOWER INTELLIGENCE RANGES AND RELATED TO THE LOWER ASPIRATIONS. FEWER DIFFERENCES EXISTED BETWEEN VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE AND OTHER STUDENTS WITHIN GROUPS. BOTH VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE AND OTHER STUDENTS ASPIRED TO OCCUPATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL LEVELS HIGHER THAN THEIR FATHERS AND VIEWED EDUCATION AS A MEANS OF REACHING HIGHER GOALS. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh.
Identifiers: NORTH CAROLINA; North Carolina (Raleigh)