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ERIC Number: ED012759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 7
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Reference Count: 0
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REPORT ON A STUDY OF STUDENT INTERESTS IN FIVE AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS GROUPS, THREE AREAS OF NEW YORK STATE.
NOAKES, HAROLD L.
DURING 1964-65, QUESTIONNAIRES WERE GIVEN TO 6,706 STUDENTS IN GRADES 8-10 TO ASCERTAIN THEIR INTEREST IN PREPARATION FOR AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS. STUDENTS FROM 13 SCHOOLS WHICH OFFERED AGRICULTURE COURSES, AND NINE WHICH DID NOT, WERE ASKED TO INDICATE THEIR INTEREST IN AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND THEIR CHOICE OF THE FOLLOWING--(1) AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY AND MECHANICS, (2) AGRICULTURAL SALES AND SERVICE, (3) FARM WORK (OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT), (4) ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE, LANDSCAPING, AND FLORICULTURE, (5) CONSERVATION, FORESTRY, AND CAMPSITE ACTIVITIES, OR (6) NO INTEREST. AN AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATION GROUP WAS SELECTED AS FIRST CHOICE BY 2,521 OF THE BOYS AND 1,658 OF THE GIRLS. FIRST CHOICES OF BOYS WERE CONSERVATION, AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION, FARM OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT, ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE, AND AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS, IN THAT ORDER. FIRST CHOICES OF GIRLS WERE ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE, CONSERVATION, FARM OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT, AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS, AND AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS, IN THAT ORDER. FROM THIS DATA, ENROLLMENTS IN AGRICULTURAL COURSES WERE PROJECTED. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (Albany)