ERIC Number: ED112163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
A Five-Year Follow-Up Study of the Non-Teaching Agricultural Education Graduates--1968-73.
Miller, Larry E.
To determine the reasons why graduates of agricultural education do not enter the profession, or chose to leave it after a period of time, a mailed questionnaire survey was conducted on agricultural education graduates from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University from 1968-73. Twenty-four non-teaching graduates were identified and surveyed and 17 responses were gained (71 percent). Personal, educational, and work-related data are tabulated and an analysis of the results is also presented. A wide variety of reasons are given for not entering the profession. The predominant factors were: to secure more personal freedom, to secure a higher salary, to improve their family situation, and to get away from too much red tape. The writer suggests that the report provides important input for teacher educators and those associated with the preparation of teachers of agricultural education in the technical agricultural subject areas. Selected references are given. The questionnaire and letters used in the survey are appended. (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Agricultural Education Program.
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