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ERIC Number: ED020336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 1
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DETERMINING THE VOCATIONAL NEEDS IN AGRICULTURE OF BEGINNING AND PROSPECTIVE FARMERS IN NEWLY DEVELOPED AREAS IN ISRAEL.
KATZ, GIDEON
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY WERE TO (1) IDENTIFY PRINCIPAL FARM JOBS IN PRODUCTION ENTERPRISES, (2) DETERMINE THE ACTUAL PERFORMER OF THESE JOBS ON MOSHAV FARMS, (3) ASCERTAIN THE IDEAL PERFORMER OF THESE JOBS, (4) CLASSIFY JOBS IN TERMS OF ACTUAL AND IDEAL PERFORMERS, AND (5) DRAW IMPLICATIONS FOR CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT. LISTS OF FARM JOBS WERE COMPILED AND VERIFIED BY EXPERTS FOR INDUSTRIAL CROPS, TRUCK CROPS, PLANTATIONS, AND POULTRY, DAIRY, AND SHEEP PRODUCTION. QUESTIONNAIRES INCORPORATING THESE LISTS WERE MAILED TO EXTENSION AGENTS WHO CHECKED THE IDEAL PERFORMER FOR EACH MOSHAV FARM JOB IN THEIR AREA. THE ACTUAL PERFORMER WAS ASCERTAINED BY INTERVIEW WITH INSTRUCTORS AND BEGINNING FARMERS. PERFORMERS WERE CLASSIFIED INTO FIVE CATEGORIES. EACH FARM JOB WAS ASSIGNED A DEGREE OF SPECIALIZATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MODE OF THE IDEAL PERFORMER. THE URGENCY OF THE JOB WAS DEFINED IN TERMS OF DISCREPANCY BETWEEN THE ACTUAL AND IDEAL PERFORMERS. FARM JOBS VARIED BETWEEN AREAS. BEGINNING FARMERS FAILED TO PERFORM SOME JOBS ASCRIBED TO THEM. RECORD-KEEPING, DISEASE CONTROL, MAINTENANCE, AND FARM MACHINERY OPERATION WERE OFTEN NOT PERFORMED. MANAGERIAL DECISIONS WERE OFTEN MADE ONLY WITH GUIDANCE OR BY EXPERTS. A GAP EXISTED BETWEEN THE ACTUAL AND THE IDEAL PERFORMER OF NUMEROUS JOBS. FARM JOBS WERE ASSIGNED A DEGREE OF SPECIALIZATION AND URGENCY, AND CURRICULUM IMPLICATIONS WERE IDENTIFIED. THIS PH.D. THESIS, WHICH WAS SUBMITTED TO CORNELL UNIVERSITY, IS AVAILABLE AS 64-13,833 FOR $3.40 ON MICROFILM AND FOR $11.95 AS XEROXED COPY FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, INC., 300 NORTH ZEEB ROAD, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48106. (JM)
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Identifiers: ISRAEL