ERIC Number: ED065698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Agricultural Technician Education in Ohio, 1970-71. A Research Report of a Graduate Study. Research Series in Agricultural Education.
Cummins, James E.; Bender, Ralph E.
To identify the characteristics of students in 12 tchnical agriculture programs in Ohio and to determine the association between selected student characteristics, their success in the program, and their later vocational success, data were gathered from school records of the 12 programs. Questionnaires were mailed to a sample of 420 first and second year students, 85 graduates, 58 dropouts, and 56 employers. Analysis of 562 usable responses revealed that: (1) The typical first year enrollee was 19.l years of age, a high school graduate with a 104.4 intelligence quotient, who had achieved a 2.24 grade point average and ranked at the 46th percentile in his high school class, (2) Over 60 percent of the students worked during technical school, and the majority worked in agricultural jobs, (3) After 1 year, 20 percent of those completing the programs were in the military services, and 62 percent of the others were employed as agricultural technicians, and (4) After 1 year monthly salaries averaged $550. The report concluded that technical agriculture programs in Ohio are generally adequate and are valued by graduates and employers. Numerous tables present the data. (AG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Wooster.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Agricultural Education.
Identifiers: Economic Awareness; Ohio