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ERIC Number: ED020375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 1
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EXPECTATIONS OF SELECTED ASPECTS OF A VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE PROGRAM AS EXPRESSED AT THE LOCAL SCHOOL LEVEL IN NEW YORK STATE.
HERNDON, LEO PRICE
A MAIL SURVEY WAS USED TO DETERMINE (1) WHAT KEY LOCAL PEOPLE FELT SHOULD CONSTITUTE SELECTED ASPECTS OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, YOUNG FARMERS, ADULT FARMERS, AND RELATED AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS, AND (2) WHETHER DIFFERENCES IN MEANS OF AGREEMENT WERE AFFECTED BY CLASS GROUPING, ENROLLMENT SIZE OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND AVERAGE FARM INCOME. THE ADMINISTRATOR, SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT, AND TWO PARENTS FROM EACH OF 178 NEW YORK SCHOOLS RESPONDED TO 24 STATEMENTS ABOUT VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE PROGRAMS. BASED ON RETURNS FROM 564 (79.2 PERCENT) THE HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM SHOULD (1) BENEFIT BOTH TERMINAL AND CONTINUING STUDENTS, (2) PROVIDE GENERAL EDUCATION, (3) BENEFIT STUDENTS WITH VOCATIONS OTHER THAN FARMING, (4) PROVIDE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED BY THOSE WHO PLAN TO FARM, (5) OFFER SUPERVISED FARMING PROGRAMS, (6) BE BASED ON THE MANY TYPES OF FARMING IN AN AREA, AND (7) NOT BE RESTRICTED TO THE LAST 2 YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL. A YOUNG FARMER PROGRAM SHOULD INCLUDE INDIVIDUAL FOLLOWUP INSTRUCTION. A PROGRAM FOR OFF-FARM AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS SHOULD BE PROVIDED. THE EFFECTS OF CLASS GROUPING, ENROLLMENT SIZE, OR AVERAGE FARM INCOME OF SCHOOL DISTRICT ON AGREEMENT OF MEANS WERE NOT SIGNIFICANT. THIS ED.D. DISSERTATION WAS SUBMITTED TO CORNELL UNIVERSITY. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS 67-1512 FOR $3.25 ON MICROFILM AND FOR $11.25 AS XEROXED COPY FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, INC., 300 NORTH ZEEB ROAD, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48106. (JM)
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