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ERIC Number: ED111956
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Pages: 79
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Involvement of Vocational Agriculture Students in Vocational Education Student Organizations.
Gilbertson, O. S.; And Others
The major purpose of the study was to determine the basic reasons for nonparticipation of California vocational agriculture students in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) organization and to develop strategies for increasing membership percentages. After calculating a 1973-74 FFA membership percentage for each California school, schools were assigned to a high/medium/low membership group. Students enrolled in vocational agriculture classes in 19 randomly selected California high schools were the target population; FFA advisors at each school randomly selected two vocational agriculture classes for participation. Data were collected by classroom administered questionnaires from 504 students and by local FFA advisor questionnaires. Five vocational agriculture teachers reviewed the data analysis, providing interpretation, discussion, and subsequent recommendations. Data showed significant differences in FFA member and nonmember responses on some topics as well as similar responses to a number of topics. No single statement appeared indicative of reasons for low membership percentages. Chapters 3, 4, and 5 provide in-depth coverage of findings, discussion, and recommendations. More than half of the document is appendixes, consisting of data collection instruments (student and advisor questionnaires) and 58 statistical tables for the student questionnaire. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: California