ERIC Number: ED047114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Student and Program Characteristics of Technical Agriculture Programs in Ohio. Research Series in Agricultural Education.
Iverson, Maynard J.; And Others
To identify the characteristics of students in the technical agriculture programs in Ohio and to determine the association between selected student characteristics, their success in the program, and their success in the world of work, this research report was conducted by staff members of The Ohio State University Agricultural Education Department. The population of this study included all students and dropouts in 11 agricultural technology programs. Major findings are: (1) Technical education in agriculture has grown at a rate of one new program, 33 additional students, and 11 more graduates per year on the average, (2) Age of enrollees averaged 18.8 years in 1968--down from 20.1 over the past 5 years, (3) Upon graduation most students took training-related jobs and stuck to them, (4) Salaries of graduates rose substanially from previous years, (5) Employers reporting on job skills indicated that graduates were adequately prepared for the duties on the job, and (6) The programs were consistent in providing adequate development of important general abilities. Data collection instruments and tables are appended. (GB)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Technicians, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Program Evaluation, Regional Schools, School Surveys, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Vocational Followup, Vocational Schools
Department of Agricultural Education, The Ohio State University, 2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (no charge)
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.