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ERIC Number: ED014617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Pages: 1
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SPECIAL CLASSES FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.
DOWELL, G.L.
A SPECIAL 3-YEAR TRAINING PROGRAM IN FARM POWER AND MACHINERY WAS DEVELOPED TO PROVIDE FOR DIFFERENT LEVELS OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AND TO HELP MEET THE NEED FOR SKILLED WORKERS IN THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA AREA. CHANGES IN THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT OF STUDENTS TRANSFERRED FROM REGULAR VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE CLASSES TO THE SPECIAL CLASSES PROVIDE A MORE HOMOGENOUS GROUPING OF STUDENTS, LONGER CLASS PERIODS IN THE SHOP LABORATORY, MORE SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT, SKILLED MECHANICS TO ASSIST WITH THE PROGRAM, AND WORK EXPERIENCE IN FARM MACHINERY FIRMS AND ON PLANTATIONS. STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THIS TERMINAL PROGRAM MAY PARTICIPATE IN ALL SCHOOL ACTIVITIES, RECEIVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, AND CONTINUE WITH FURTHER STUDY IF CAPABLE OF MEETING COLLEGE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONAL AREAS INCLUDE (1) EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES, (2) TRACTORS AND TRACTOR SYSTEMS, (3) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, (4) TRACTOR ENGINE OVERHAUL, AND (5) AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY. STUDENTS REMAINING IN THE VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE CLASSES ARE PREPARED FOR PRODUCTION AGRICULTURE. THIS DOCUMENT APPEARED IN "THE AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION MAGAZINE," VOLUME 39, NUMBER 5, NOVEMBER 1966. (WB)
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Identifiers: MISSISSIPPI