ERIC Number: ED099619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Relevance of Secondary Occupational Education in Agriculture to Occupational Patterns and Images: Phase II.
Berkey, Arthur L.
In a followup study to collect data which could be used for the evaluation and improvement of secondary occupational education programs in agriculture in New York State, questionnaires were sent to respondents of the original survey (agricultural graduates from the classes of 1968 and 1970 and their employers). From the 1968 class, questionnaires were sent to 537 graduates and 110 employers; response was 364 and 90, respectively. In the 1970 class, 268 graduates and 88 employers were sent questionnaires; returned questionnaires numbered 177 and 54 respectively. The items determined were: graduate occupational status; type of employment selected by graduates; graduate occupational promotions and pay raises; type and extent of on-the-job training; need for agricultural knowledges, skills, and attitudes in the occupation as perceived by employee and employer; reasons for graduate not entering field for which he was trained; graduates' job satisfaction; plans for future employment; and the image of agricultural occupations as perceived by graduates. Data pertaining to those items and additional demographic data are presented in tabular form. From this data, specific conclusions are drawn, and recommendations are made for curriculum revision. The seven questionnaire forms used and additional raw data are presented in several appendixes. (AG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell Univ.
Identifiers - Location: New York