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ERIC Number: ED016822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 43
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A SUMMARY OF STUDIES IN ACHIEVEMENT OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE GRADUATES IN COLLEGE.
MCCLELLAND, JOHN B.
TWENTY-SEVEN STUDIES ARE INCLUDED IN THIS SYNTHESIS OF RESEARCH ON THE APPROPRIATENESS OF HIGH SCHOOL VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE STUDENTS GOING ON TO AGRICULTURAL COLLEGES. MOST OF THE STUDIES INVOLVED STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE TREATMENT. THE STUDIES ARE ORGANIZED INTO SECTIONS--(1) COMPREHENSIVE, (2) ACHIEVEMENT IN LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES, (3) SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT IN VARIOUS COLLEGES, (4) OVERALL SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT IN COLLEGES OF AGRICULTURE, AND (5) ACHIEVEMENT IN BASIC SCIENCE COURSES, AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING COURSES, AND OTHER AREAS OF TECHNICAL AGRICULTURE SUCH AS POULTRY SCIENCE, THE DAIRY INDUSTRY, ANIMAL SCIENCE, AND AGRONOMY. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE FINDINGS RELATIVE TO ENROLLMENT, EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, AND COLLEGE ACHIEVEMENT IS DISCUSSED. FORMER STUDENTS OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE DO AS WELL OR BETTER THAN THOSE WITHOUT VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE IN AGRICULTURAL COLLEGES. THERE WAS SOME INDICATION THAT VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE STUDENTS WHO TOOK LESS THAN THE AVERAGE AMOUNT OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS IN HIGH SCHOOL HAD MORE DIFFICULTY IN SOME BEGINNING COLLEGE COURSES THAN THOSE WHO TOOK MORE THAN THE AVERAGE AMOUNT. HOWEVER, THE STUDENTS WHO HAD VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE IN HIGH SCHOOL DID BETTER IN SOME BEGINNING COLLEGE AGRICULTURAL COURSES AND BOTANY. VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE GRADUATES SEEMED TO PARTICIPATE MORE IN LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES IN COLLEGE AND RURAL COMMUNITIES THAN NONVOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE GRADUATES. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.; Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames.
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