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ERIC Number: ED018620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 1
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THE EFFECT OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE CLASS ENROLLMENT AND FARM EXPERIENCE ON ANIMAL SCIENCE KNOWLEDGE OF FIRST YEAR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN OKLAHOMA COLLEGES OF AGRICULTURE.
BRUTON, JOHN C.
A WRITTEN EXAMINATION WAS ADMINISTERED TO 605 FRESHMEN ENROLLED IN OKLAHOMA COLLEGES OFFERING AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS TO DETERMINE WHETHER CERTAIN BACKGROUND EXPERIENCES CONTRIBUTED TO THE STUDENT'S KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF MAJOR CONCEPTS IN ANIMAL SCIENCE, TO MAKE INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO THE ANIMAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OF OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY FOR POSSIBLE SECTIONING OF ANIMAL SCIENCE STUDENTS, AND TO PROVIDE A USEFUL INSTRUMENT FOR COUNSELING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. A TWO BY TWO FACTORIAL DESIGN WAS USED TO CLASSIFY STUDENTS INTO FOUR GROUPS ACCORDING TO NUMBERS OF YEARS OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE COMPLETED AND YEARS LIVED ON A FARM. HIGH SCHOOL GRADES AND COMPOSITE AMERICAN COLLEGE TESTING PROGRAM (ACT) PERCENTILES WERE USED AS MEASURES OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT. STUDENTS' SCORES ON THE ANIMAL SCIENCE TEST IN INVERSE RELATIONSHIP TO THEIR ACT PERCENTILE SCORES, BUT THEIR ANIMAL SCIENCE TEST SCORES INCREASED IN PROPORTION TO FARM EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION IN VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE. THE PROPORTION OF STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN VARIOUS WORK EXPERIENCES WAS SIMILAR REGARDLESS OF FARM EXPERIENCE BACKGROUND. SOME CONCLUSIONS WERE--(1) THOSE STUDENTS HAVING FARM EXPERIENCE, VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE EDUCATION WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL, AND SOME COMBINATION OF ANIMAL SCIENCE PROJECTS IN THEIR SUPERVISED FARMING PROGRAM HAD MORE KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF ANIMAL SCIENCE THAN ANY OTHER COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCES INVESTIGATED, AND (2) THE GRANTING OF CREDIT IN A BASIC ANIMAL SCIENCE COURSE TO ENTERING STUDENTS WITH SATISFACTORY SUBJECT EXAMINATION SCORES SHOULD BE PERMITTED. THE APPENDIXES CONTAIN THE ANIMAL SCIENCE EXAMINATION, INTRODUCTORY LETTERS, AND OTHER RELATED DATA. THIS D.ED. THESIS WAS SUBMITTED TO OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY. THE DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS 68-8370 FOR $3.00 ON MICROFILM AND FOR $4.60 AS XEROXED COPY FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, INC., 300 NORTH ZEEB ROAD, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48106. (WB)
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater.
Identifiers: OKLAHOMA