ERIC Number: ED022921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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Factors Related to the Tendency of Iowa State University Agricultural Education Graduates to Not Enter or to Leave the Vocational Agriculture Teaching Profession. Agricultural Education Research Publication No. 17.
Froehlich, Loren H.
Information from 823 of the 1,127 non-teaching agricultural education graduates from Iowa State University from January 1940 to July 1964 was examined to investigate environmental factors influencing agricultural education graduates to teach vocational agriculture and reasons for leaving vocational agriculture teaching. Examination of the data revealed: (1) Over 43 percent of the non-teaching graduates were aware of the vocational agriculture teaching profession before college enrollment, while 26 percent were not aware of the profession until their sophomore year in college, (2) Graduates who had taken vocational agriculture in high school had a longer teaching tenure, (3) Highest grade averages were held by those graduates who never taught, (4) 51 percent of graduates not presently teaching reported vocational agriculture teaching as their first employment areas, (5) Graduates entered vocational agriculture teaching as their first employment because they felt best trained in this area, liked working with people, and the salary was advantageous, (6) Factors influencing agricultural education graduates to leave vocational agriculture teaching were lack of advancement opportunities, salary, too many evening responsibilities, and long hours. Vocational agriculture teachers with longer tenure influenced more potential students to enroll in agricultural education than teachers with short tenure. (DM)
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Sponsor: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Education.
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Identifiers: Iowa State University