ERIC Number: ED050251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Development and Evaluation of Occupational Information in Agriculture. Final Report.
Hoover, Norman K.; Stevens, Glenn Z.
Ninety-nine Pennsylvania teachers of agriculture and a corresponding number of guidance counselors were involved over a period of 3 years in an in-service teacher education program to determine effective methods of utilizing occupational information in agriculture. Objectives were: (1) to organize and develop occupational information in agriculture for guidance counselors and teachers to use in acquainting students with occupations in the agricultural world of work, and (2) to test experimentally different methods of preparing and making available this information. Findings on Phase One of the study revealed positive relationships of agricultural interest, father's occupation, and student I.Q. with student-expressed intentions to elect agriculture in the next school year, to obtain post-high school education, and to enter an agricultural occupation. Findings of Phases Two and Three revealed that students living on farms had higher scores on the "Vocational Agriculture Interest Inventory." The test instrument and a listing of cooperating schools are appended. (GB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Agricultural Education.