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University of Wisconsin. Dept. of Rural Sociology / Rural youth in northwest Wisconsin : Pierce County
(1942)

Home and family,   pp. 12-15 PDF (1.3 MB)


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About ono-sovcnth have had specialized education, often beyond high school
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Fifty-six, or about 14% of all the youth includod in this study, reported
somc form
of specialized education.  Of these 41% reported attending a State Teachers
College,
and 23% reported attending College or University.. About 2Oa reported attending
an
Agricultural Short-69urs6.   State'Teachers College attendance ranked high
among both
farm and village youth. On the other hand, village youth attend college or
univer-
sity while farm youth attend the Agricultural Short Course.
Some of the reasons for not continuing their specialized education are
different from not continuing in high school. "Financially unrble"
still ranks as
being important, but "secured a job"' is also an important deterrent.
 "Needed at
home" is still important with'farm youth.'
Agriculture and home economics are the most frequent vocational courses -
Less
than one-thirdi of all of the youth included in the survey reported some
training in
special vocational courses beyond the elementary school.   Of these about
75% of the
males reported such training in bgriculture.   This was higher for farm than
village
youth. About 69% of the females reported training in home economics. This
was about
the same for farm and village youth. Another field that ranked almost equally
high
among males and females and farm and village youth was physical education.
Commor-
cial training ranked high among the feaf.les and among village youth.
Vory few roport special out-of-school (adult) education training - Only 33
of
the 407 youth included in this'study reported any form of special out-of-school
or
adult educational training.  Of those that had such training the only form
reported
with any noticeable frequency was "evening classes" about 61% or
20 of the 33
reporting such participation. Only 5 were reached by home economics extension
groups
4 by University extension classes, and 4 by Workers Education classes.
Home and Family
Wo have already indicated that about onoefifth of the youth included in this
study were married,  Whother married or not practically all of thoe are a
part of


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