ERIC Number: ED103583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Assembling and Using Occupational Data Concerning Former Students of Vocational Agriculture in Virginia.
McMillion, Martin B.
A State-wide followup, personal interview survey was made of 1,396 Virginia vocational agriculture graduates, from the classes of 1968 through 1972 and representing 34 percent of the total, to ascertain the percentage who made use of 144 content items usually taught in vocational agriculture, and whether used items were used on- or off-the-job. Content items were categorized under: guidance and leadership; livestock, poultry, and their products; plants and soils; agricultural mechanics; operation of agricultural businesses; and general. Data on educational and occupational background for the graduates, and their responses to the instrument, are tabulated. The lengthy discussion of results emphasizes the need for caution in their interpretation, particularly since no claim is made that the sample is representative. The implications of the results for curriculum adjustment are discussed and recommendations made. (Author/NH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia