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ERIC Number: ED016098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
Pages: 36
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Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF THE JOB AND EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE OF THE 1959 VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE GRADUATES OF SELECTED NORTH DAKOTA HIGH SCHOOLS.
PRIEBE, DONALD W.
THE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY WERE TO DETERMINE THE PRESENT JOB STATUS, THE JOB OR EDUCATIONAL STATUS AS OF OCTOBER 1959, THE HIGHEST LEVEL AND NATURE OF FORMAL EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES, THE NUMBER OF DIFFERENT TYPES AND GRADES OF JOBS HELD, AND THE PRESENT GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION OF THE GRADUATES WHO HAD COMPLETED 3 OR MORE YEARS OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE. ABOUT 70 PERCENT, 120, OF THE 170 MAILED QUESTIONNAIRES WERE RETURNED. SOME FINDINGS WERE--(1) 51, 42.5 PERCENT, OF THE GRADUATES WERE ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS AS OF OCTOBER 1959, (2) 68, 56.7 PERCENT, WERE ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS IN 1967--43 IN PRODUCTION AGRICULTURE, 17 IN AGRI-BUSINESS, AND EIGHT IN PROFESSIONAL AGRICULTURE, (3) 20, 16.7 PERCENT, HAD SOME COLLEGE TRAINING IN AGRICULTURE, THE SAME NUMBER HAD NONAGRICULTURAL COLLEGE WORK, 22 HAD COLLEGE DEGREES, AND 44 HAD NO FORMAL TRAINING BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL, (4) 48, 40 PERCENT, HAD HELD ONLY ONE, AND 97, 80.8 PERCENT, HAD HELD THREE OR FEWER DIFFERENT TYPES OR GRADES OF JOBS, AND (5) 80 OF THE 120 GRADUATES WERE LIVING IN NORTH DAKOTA, 61 IN THE COMMUNITIES FROM WHICH THEY GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT MORE VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION SHOULD BE PROVIDED, AND SCHOOLS SHOULD GUIDE AND ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO ENTER THESE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS. IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT MORE STUDIES OF THIS TYPE BE CONDUCTED USING OTHER GRADUATING GROUPS AND CONTROL GROUPS. A LIST OF PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS, THE QUESTIONNAIRE, AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE INCLUDED. (WB)
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Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: NORTH DAKOTA