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ERIC Number: ED018543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Pages: 67
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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AN EVALUATION OF ILLINOIS POST-HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS IN AGRICULTURE.
WOOD, EUGENE S.
THE MAJOR OBJECTIVE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO ANALYZE THE INFLUENCE OF FIVE POST-HIGH SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS ON STUDENTS AND TO DETERMINE THE SUCCESS OF THESE STUDENTS WHEN EMPLOYED. A TOTAL OF 183 FIRST-YEAR AND 38 SECOND-YEAR STUDENTS, 17 DROPOUTS OR TRANSFERS AND 26 GRADUATES WERE STUDIED. INFORMATION WAS COLLECTED FROM HIGH SCHOOL RECORDS AND JOB EVALUATION FORMS COMPLETED BY STUDENTS, GRADUATES, COLLEGE SUPERVISORS, AND EMPLOYERS. THE EMPLOYERS AND COLLEGE SUPERVISORS IN GENERAL RATED ALL STUDENT EMPLOYEES HIGH IN INTEGRITY, DEPENDABILITY, COOPERATION, COURTESTY, PERSONAL APPEARANCE, ATTITUDE, AND EMOTIONAL STABILITY AND AVERAGE IN INITIATIVE, JUDGMENT, AND LEADERSHIP. BOTH COLLEGE SUPERVISORS AND EMPLOYERS RATED THEM LOWER ON SKILLS THAN ON GENERAL TRAITS. EMPLOYERS INDICATED THAT 95 PERCENT OF THE ON-THE-JOB TRAINING STUDENTS WOULD BE ACCEPTABLE AS PERMANENT EMPLOYEES. THE MAJORITY OF STUDENTS INDICATED A PREFERENCE FOR A 2-YEAR PROGRAM ALTHOUGH ONE-THIRD WERE INTERESTED IN A COURSE OF MORE THAN 2 YEARS. OF THE GRADUATES, ONLY 11.5 PERCENT WERE EMPLOYED OUTSIDE OF AGRICULTURE. OVER ONE-HALF REMAINED AS PERMANENT EMPLOYEES AT THEIR ON-THE-JOB TRAINING STATION. THE AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY OF THE 13 REPORTING IT WAS $5,746. THEY RATED ON-THE-JOB TRAINING AND COURSE WORK IN AGRICULTURE AS THE MOST VALUABLE PART OF THE TRAINING PROGRAM. NEARLY THREE-FOURTHS INDICATED THEY WOULD LIKE ADDITIONAL TRAINING IN THE FIELD IN WHICH THEY SPECIALIZED. A SECONDARY SCHOOL RECORD FORM, STUDY EVALUATION FORMS, AND OTHER RELATED INFORMATION ARE INCLUDED. (WB)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. School of Agriculture.
Identifiers: ILLINOIS