ERIC Number: ED303627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Employment Patterns for Agricultural Education Graduates in 1987: A National Study.
Camp, William G.; Hively, Cathy S.
A study analyzed the employment pattern of agricultural education graduates of the class of 1987, using part of the annual "National Study of the Supply and Demand for Teachers of Vocational Agriculture in the United States." All institutions of higher education in the United States that certified teachers of agriculture made up the study population, and 100 percent of them responded to a mailed survey. The survey showed that 921 persons received agricultural education degrees or were otherwise certified to teach. Of that total, 396 (42 percent) accepted teaching positions in agriculture and another 39 are teaching other subjects. Of the 105 students who graduated with degrees in agricultural extension or education/extension, only 29 took extension positions. The study concluded that the nationwide surplus of qualified agriculture teachers continued for school year 1986-87. The study recommended that national supply and demand research should be continued in agricultural education as a valuable tool for projecting the need for agricultural teachers. Further research also was recommended into the background and characteristics of agriculture students and their career goals to provide planning information. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Vocational Education Research Association (St. Louis, MO, December 1988).