ERIC Number: ED366781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Research and Evaluation Pilot Report 1992.
Sutphin, Dean; Newsom-Stewart, Mhora
A pilot study was conducted to field test instruments that could be used to assess, evaluate, and improve curricula to be used in the Agri Tech Prep 2000 (ATP 2000) project. The project features a 4-year tech prep program linking New York high school and postsecondary curricula to prepare students for careers in agriculture or acceptance into a college-level agriculture program. A survey instrument focusing on students' economic/family backgrounds, career interests, knowledge/perceptions of agriculture, educational background/interests, work experience, and personality traits was administered to 172 10th-grade students at 5 pilot schools associated with ATP 2000. The Strong Interest Inventory was administered to 108 students. The content validity of the researcher-developed instrument was confirmed, and its findings were summarized for use in future curriculum development. According to the survey instruments, most students did not perceive the integration of agriculture and academic courses, 30.9% planned to attend a four-year college, 19% planned to attend a two-year college for their terminal degree, and an additional 17% planned on attending a two-year college before transferring to a four-year institution. (Appendixes constituting over half this document contain the survey, survey administration instructions, selected findings, and the Strong Interest Inventory.) (MN)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Career Choice, Economic Status, Educational Attainment, Field Tests, Grade 10, High Schools, Pilot Projects, Questionnaires, School Attitudes, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Interests, Student Motivation, Work Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Dept. of Education.; State Univ. of New York, Cobleskill.
Identifiers - Location: New York