ERIC Number: ED029132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Technical Agriculture Programs in Ohio with Emphasis Upon Student and Program Characteristics. Research Series in Agricultural Education.
Becker, William J.; Bender, Ralph E.
To identify the characteristics of students in the four technical agriculture programs in Ohio and to determine the association between selected student characteristics, success in the program, and later success in the world of work, data were collected from the cumulative records of 246 students, a student survey of current enrollment, 70 graduates of agricultural technology programs, 70 employers of agricultural technology graduates, and 33 dropouts of agricultural technology programs. Some major conclusions were: (1) Characteristics of students varied among the technical agriculture programs, (2) Parents, technical school representatives, and vocational agriculture teachers influenced students to enroll, (3) The dropout rate was associated with background, experience and academic ability, (4) Most graduates entered positions for which they were prepared, (5) Employers rated graduates as satisfactory employees and favored those with a farm background and agricultural experiences, and (6) Students and graduates expressed the opinion that supervised occupational experience and a student leadership organization would be worthwhile additions to technical agriculture programs. This Ph.D. thesis was submitted to Ohio State University. (DM)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Technicians, Doctoral Dissertations, Dropout Attitudes, Dropout Characteristics, Employer Attitudes, Environmental Influences, Graduate Surveys, Program Evaluation, School Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Success, Teacher Attitudes, Technical Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Wooster.; North Central Agricultural Experiment Station Committee, Minot, ND.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Agricultural Education.
Note: Research report of a Ph.D. dissertation.