ERIC Number: ED024006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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An Evaluation of the Farm Short Course at the University of Wisconsin.
Gasim, Osman Abul
An evaluation of a Farm Short Course was made in terms of its effects on the enrollees in certain behavioral dimensions and its processes as appraised by the participants. The study population comprised an experimental groups of the 203 enrollees for the 1965-66 session and a control group of 61 comparable rural youth. Data were collected on a pretest-post test basis, using the questionnaire method. No significant difference was found between the enrollees' pretest and post test responses in regard to educational aspiration; occupational orientation; satisfaction with present education and occupation, the farm, and the community; rural life preference, innovative proneness, and economic motivation. However, a significant difference was found in regard to primary group preference, satisfaction with the home, and knowledge in selected subject matter areas; all differences were positive. Significant positive relationship was found between individual shifts in occupational orientations and educational aspiration, while no relationship was found in value orientations and individual shifts in occupational orientations. Course weaknesses were revealed in subject areas of agricultural economics, rural sociology, and soils and some deficiencies were revealed in enrollees' social relations on campus. (author/pt)
Descriptors: Adult Farmer Education, Behavior Change, Course Content, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Attitudes, Extension Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Motivation, Occupational Aspiration, Participant Characteristics, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Research, Statistical Data, Student Educational Objectives
University Microfilms, 300 Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Mich., 48106 (Order No. 66-13,790, MF $3.00, Xerography $10.35).
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Milwaukee.
Note: Ph. D. Thesis.