ERIC Number: ED057241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Determination of Proper Allocation of Functions and Responsibilities of Institutions Providing Education in Agriculture. A Research Report.
Thompson, O. E.; And Others
Based on data collected from agriculture teachers, business firms, and employees throughout the state of California, this study sought to: (1) determine the current status of education in agriculture, (2) identify the current need for employees in agriculture, (3) develop estimates of future needs for employees in agriculture, (4) identify current, emerging, and future competencies needed by workers in agriculture, (5) develop guidelines to determine current, emerging, and future curricular needs, and (6) develop criteria to determine where public instruction in agriculture should be located, and what emphasis is needed. Among the conclusions of the study are: (1) Number of jobs requiring agriculture skills and competencies will increase in the next five years, (2) The largest increase in jobs is in the category of manager, supervisor, and foreman, and (3) Educators should review their programs to insure that they are designed to meet the requirements of existing jobs. The guidelines for curriculum development were prepared with the assumption that there is a need to avoid unnecessary duplication of effort at the various levels. The appendix includes the data collection instruments. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Davis. Dept. of Applied Behavioral Sciences.