ERIC Number: ED250524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Career Awareness Program for Agribusiness: First Year Results.
Dekutoski, Marie S.
A research project focused on the impact of different agriculture career awareness programs on minority and disadvantaged high school students. It also studied the effects of client age, sex, geographic location, and ethnicity on program effectiveness. Ninth and eleventh-grade students at eight Missouri high schools comprised study and control groups. The research design chosen was the extended Posttest-Only Control Group design. Two career education programs were developed using existing materials: a traditional program using both written resources and paper and pencil activities within the classroom and a nontraditional program using audiovisual materials, site visits, and interviews. Three units on self, career paths and jobs, and career planning were devised. The major hypothesis was that exposure of minority youth to a broader and more accurate picture of career potentials in agriculture will result in more minority youths seeking the opportunities that exist in agriculture. Results indicated that community size and type affected career choice. A greater number of students in the treatment groups chose agriculture-related careers than non-agriculture careers. The project provided for further analysis of career choice through followup questionnaires throughout students' high school studies, into college studies, and/or two years into the work force. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Counseling and Development (Houston, TX, March 18-24, 1984).