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ERIC Number: ED019467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Aug
Pages: 24
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Reference Count: 0
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FACTORS RELATED TO THE OCCUPATIONS OF IOWA FARM MALE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES.
ROBINSON, TED RICHARD
QUESTIONNAIRES SENT TO 8,281 MALE GRADUATES OF 189 IOWA HIGH SCHOOLS FROM 1950 TO 1954 INVESTIGATED THE RELATIONSHIP OF SELECTED GEOGRAPHICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, EDUCATIONAL, AND SOCIOECONOMIC FACTORS TO THE OCCUPATIONS OF THE GRADUATES. THE FINAL POPULATION OF THE STUDY WAS 6,107 GRADUATES COMPOSED OF THOSE WHO HAD ENROLLED IN SIX OR MORE SEMESTERS OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE AND THOSE WHOSE FATHERS WERE FARMING ON THE DAY THEIR SONS GRADUATED OR WERE FARMING DURING MOST OF THE TIME THEIR SONS WERE IN HIGH SCHOOL. SOME FINDINGS WERE--(1) 29.63 PERCENT OF THE GRADUATES WERE ENGAGED IN FARMING OR WERE EMPLOYED AS FARM MANAGERS, (2) GRADUATES ENGAGED IN FARMING OR OFF-FARM AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS TENDED TO REMAIN IN THEIR HOME COMMUNITIES MORE THAN THE NONAGRICULTURALLY EMPLOYED GRADUATES, (3) GRADUATES CLASSED AS PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL, MANAGERS AND PROPRIETORS, CLERICAL, SALES, AND CRAFTSMEN MIGRATED MORE EXTENSIVELY THAN WAS EXPECTED, AND (4) A HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF THOSE FROM A HIGHER LEVEL OF LIVING INDEX AND FROM LARGER HOME FARMS WAS CLASSIFIED AS FARMERS AND FARM MANAGERS. PILOT PROGRAMS ARE NEEDED TO DEVELOP AN EDUCATIONAL CURRICULUM WHICH WILL BE MORE BENEFICIAL TO GRADUATES ENGAGED IN OFF-FARM AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS. THIS IS AN ABSTRACT OF A PH.D. DISSERTATION SUBMITTED TO IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. THE COMPLETE DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS 65-4633 FOR $3.60 ON MICROFILM AND FOR $12.60 AS XEROXED COPY FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, INC., 300 NORTH ZEEB ROAD, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48106. (WB)
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Authoring Institution: Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment Station, Ames.; Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Vocational Agriculture Section.; Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Education.
Identifiers: IOWA