ERIC Number: ED073309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
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Education, Employment and Income of High School Vocational Agriculture Graduates. Final Report.
Quesada, R. M.; Seaver, S. K.
In order to evaluate vocational agriculture education in 21 Connecticut high schools for the purposes of developing or updating curriculums, this study intended to: (1) determine employment rates of vocational agriculture graduates in agricultural areas, (2) determine post-secondary educational attainment levels, (3) determine variables affecting income levels for each graduating class, and (4) compare income, education, and employment classifications. Data obtained from high school vocational agriculture graduating classes of 1961, 1964, 1967 and 1970 by means of a mail questionnaire and 20 interviews revealed that: (1) enrollment has doubled from 1961 to 1970, (2) post-secondary education was positively correlated with the level of income and (3) about ten percent of the vocational agriculture graduates attended a 4-year college. Multiple regression analysis supported the hypothesis that the mean salaries of persons employed in the non-farm sector were higher than those working on the farm. An analysis of variance substantiated the fact that work experience is positively correlated to higher income levels. Although most students value the FFA, the 1970 survey showed that many respondents felt that FFA become impersonal and has ignored new fields related to agriculture. (AG)
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Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Vocational Education Amendments 1968