ERIC Number: ED050257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Measurement of the Agricultural Resources Role in Southern Illinois Agricultural Education.
Becker, John A.; Stitt, Thomas R.
Southern Illinois is well oriented to agricultural resources occupations, including conservation, utilization, and recreation. Interest measuring tests, surveys, and questionnaires were used to: (1) measure interest of sample junior and senior high school students, (2) identify agricultural related businesses and agencies, and (3) identify and assess job titles within the identified businesses and agencies through interviews. Findings revealed that individual instruction on the secondary level is sufficient to meet the needs of students and that student needs at the postsecondary level were insufficient for a 2-year program. Recommendations were that individual students at the secondary level should be offered supervised experience programs in agricultural resources. In addition, a larger feasibility study should be conducted over the entire state of Illinois to measure the interest and occupational opportunities in this area before any junior college institutes such a program. (GB)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. School of Agriculture.