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ERIC Number: ED020330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 1
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PRE-COLLEGE EXPERIENCES AS PREPARATION FOR COLLEGE COURSES IN AGRONOMY.
BEEKS, JOHN C.
TO DETERMINE THE KNOWLEDGE OF AGRONOMY POSSESSED BY ENTERING FRESHMEN IN THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE REQUIRED COURSE AGRICULTURE IN THE ECONOMY DURING THE YEARS 1962 AND 1963 RESPONDED TO A 100-ITEM MULTIPLE CHOICE INSTRUMENT. A TOTAL OF 310 USABLE ANSWER SHEETS FURNISHED DATA ON STUDENTS--(1) WITH VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE, (2) WITHOUT VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE, (3) WITH 4-H, (4) WITHOUT 4-H, (5) WITH FARM EXPERIENCE, (6) WITHOUT FARM EXPERIENCE, (7) WITH VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE BUT NO 4-H, (8) WITH 4-H BUT NO AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE, AND (9) WITH ONE OR MORE OF THE AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCES. STUDENTS WITHOUT AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE HAD SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER MEANS ON THE SCHOOL AND COLLEGE ABILITY TEST THAN THOSE WITH AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE. STUDENTS WITH MORE THAN 1 YEAR OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE WERE BETTER PREPARED IN AGRONOMY THAN THOSE WITHOUT SUCH EXPERIENCE. ABOUT 48 PERCENT OF THE FORMER STUDENTS OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE SCORED ABOVE 70 PERCENT ON THE EXAMINATION COMPARED TO 7 PERCENT OF THE NONVOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE GROUPS. A SUBSTANTIAL NUMBER OF STUDENTS DEMONSTRATED THE ABILITY NECESSARY TO BE GRANTED CREDIT BY EXAMINATION IN BEGINNING AGRONOMY COURSES IF SUCH A PROGRAM WERE PROVIDED. THIS PH.D. THESIS, WHICH WAS SUBMITTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, IS AVAILABLE AS 64-13,281 FOR $2.75 ON MICROFILM AND FOR $6.20 AS XEROXED COPY FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, INC., 300 NORTH ZEEB ROAD, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48106. (WB)
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Identifiers: UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI