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ERIC Number: ED137524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Marketability Study of Graduates of Illinois Agriculture Programs of Higher Education for the Purposes of: Student and Parent Advisement, Program Planning, and Program Changing.
Woods, Harvey S.
The objectives of this study were (1) to obtain annual records on the first full-time career positions obtained by all agriculture graduates from the 2-year and 4-year Illinois education institutions offering a degree in agriculture, (2) to assemble data in a manner that would show the marketability of graduates from the various professional agriculture programs for the given years, (3) to make the data available annually to high schools, 2-year colleges, and 4-year colleges offering agriculture advisement of students and parents relative to a career in agriculture and for curriculum building and updating. These objectives, relative to the Illinois agriculture graduates of 1975, have been achieved. Two questionnaires were used, one by each agriculture graduate of 1975 and one by an agriculture person from each of the Illinois agriculture colleges. Approximately 100% response was obtained. The instruments and procedures for data collection have been developed and tested. With some modifications in the questionnaires, and further use, the resulting data, through time, will provide a sound historical base from which counselors, students, parents, and college planners may make decisions relative to agriculture programs and careers. The data may also be used by agriculture planners to show the importance of higher education in agriculture to nonagriculture college administrators, taxpayers, and others unfamiliar with education in agriculture. The report is organized into four sections: (1) Introduction, (2) Procedures (Proposal Development, Development of the Questionnaires, Obtaining the Data from the graduates and from the Agriculture Personnel of the Colleges), (3) Presentation of the Data, and (4) Summary and Recommendations. The questionnaires are included. (HD)
Descriptors: Agricultural Colleges, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Occupations, Career Counseling, College Graduates, Curriculum Development, Data Collection, Educational Research, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Program Development, Questionnaires, State Surveys, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Univ., Normal. Dept. of Agriculture.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois