ERIC Number: EJ748535
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
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Problems of Students' Readiness to Go into Individual Farming
Kormakova, V. N.
Russian Education and Society, v46 n12 p42-55 Dec 2004
Individual farming, a highly commercial enterprise based on the mechanized labor of the independent agricultural commodity producer rather than a partly in-kind farm operation that makes use of manual labor and routine farm tools, is the popular choice as a profession among young people in Russia. To find out the factors that guide upper-grade students in choosing this profession, an experiment was conducted in the schools of Valuiskii, Novooskol'skii, Chernianskii, and Shebekinskii raions of Belgorod Oblast. The study was participated by 458 seventh- through eleventh-graders. This article presents the findings of the diagnostic analysis conducted by the authors. The authors found out the two groups of factors influence this: external, or objective factors and internal, or subjective factors. In addition, the respondents cited several reasons of their choice in taking up individual farming. These reasons include: (1) the chance to be in charge of one's own business; (2) the desire to put everything one has into the effort; (3) the desire to improve the material condition of their families; (3) personal choice to become individual farmers; (4) desire to develop their operation further; and (5) hereditary tendency to run a farm.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Career Choice, Agricultural Occupations, Secondary School Students, Student Motivation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Russia