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ERIC Number: ED020353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960-Feb
Pages: 5
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COLLEGE SUCCESS OF FORMER STUDENTS OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE.
TOM, FREDERICK K.T.
IN THE 32 INVESTIGATIONS OF THE COLLEGE SUCCESS OF FORMER VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE STUDENTS REPORTED IN "SUMMARIES OF STUDIES IN AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION" SINCE 1929, THE MOST COMMON CRITERIA FOR MEASURING ACHIEVEMENT OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE GRADUATES WERE GRADES IN ALL COLLEGE WORK AFTER 4 YEARS, GRADES IN ALL COLLEGE WORK AFTER SPECIFIED PERIODS, GRADES IN VARIOUS GROUPS OF COURSES, AND GRADES IN SPECIALLY SELECTED INDIVIDUAL COURSES. THE 32 STUDIES REPORTED ANALYSES OF THE RECORDS OF MORE THAN 17,800 STUDENTS IN 20 STATES. ALTHOUGH THE CRITERIA FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS VARIED AMONG THE STUDIES, 53.8 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF FINDINGS SHOWED THAT THE VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE GROUP DID BETTER THAN THE NONVOCATIONAL GROUP, 36.6 PERCENT SHOWED THAT THEY DID AS WELL, AND ONLY 9.6 PERCENT SHOWED THAT THEY DID POORER THAN THE NONVOCATIONAL GROUP. AS A GROUP, VOCATIONAL STUDENTS APPEARED TO DO EITHER AS WELL AS OR BETTER THAN DID NONVOCATIONAL STUDENTS IN AGRICULTURAL COLLEGES. VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE APPEARED TO BE EQUAL TO OTHER HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS AS PREPARATION FOR COLLEGE WITH LITTLE BASIS FOR DISCRIMINATION AGAINST VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT UNLESS SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES EXIST, A STUDENT WHO WANTS TO ENROLL IN AN AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE CAN BE CONFIDENTLY ADVISED TO TAKE VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL. THE REVIEWED STUDIES AND THEIR SOURCES ARE LISTED. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN "AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION MAGAZINE," FEBRUARY 1960. (WB)
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