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ERIC Number: ED020364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 1
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STATUS AND ROLE OF THE NON-TRANSFER AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION PROGRAM IN CALIFORNIA JUNIOR COLLEGES.
VORHIES, RALPH M.
THE DESCRIPTIVE RESEARCH METHOD WAS USED TO DETERMINE THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE ROLE OF THE JUNIOR COLLEGE IN PROVIDING NON-TRANSFER AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION IN CALIFORNIA. DATA WERE COLLECTED BY INFORMATION SCHEDULES MAILED TO 201 FORMER STUDENTS WHO ENTERED COLLEGE IN 1959, INFORMATION SHEETS MAILED TO DEANS OF COLLEGES OF AGRICULTURE, FORMS SENT TO EMPLOYERS OF COOPERATING FORMER STUDENTS, AND PERSONAL INTERVIEWS WITH JUNIOR COLLEGE PERSONNEL. SOME FINDINGS WERE--(1) 19 OF 70 JUNIOR COLLEGES TAUGHT SOME AGRICULTURAL COURSES IN 1963, (2) APPROXIMATELY 25 PERCENT OF THE STUDENTS SURVEYED HAD FINISHED THE 2-YEAR AGRICULTURAL COURSE IN JUNIOR COLLEGE, (3) NEARLY 80 PERCENT OF THE STUDENTS HAD A RURAL BACKGROUND, AND ABOUT ONE-HALF HAD TAKEN HIGH SCHOOL VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE, (4) MOST OF THE AGRICULTURAL COURSES TAUGHT AT THE JUNIOR COLLEGES WERE DESIGNED FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS, (5) NEARLY ONE-FOURTH OF THE FORMER STUDENTS WERE SELF-EMPLOYED, (6) 70 PERCENT OF THE EMPLOYERS INDICATED THAT THEY WOULD HIRE MORE 2-YEAR AGRICULTURAL TRAINEES FROM THE JUNIOR COLLEGES, AND (7) HALF OF THE FORMER STUDENTS FELT THAT A 4-YEAR DEGREE WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE HELPFUL. TERMINAL CURRICULUMS IN AGRICULTURE WERE OFFERED AT THREE OF THE 4-YEAR COLLEGES IN CALIFORNIA, AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY WAS THE MOST POPULAR MAJOR IN ALL THREE. THIS ED.D. DISSERTATION, SUBMITTED TO UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, IS AVAILABLE AS 65-1054 FOR $3.00 ON MICROFILM AND FOR $8.60 AS XEROXED COPY FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, INC., 300 NORTH ZEEB ROAD, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48106. (WB)
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Identifiers: CALIFORNIA