ERIC Number: ED173601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Guide for Using Illinois Standards for Quality Agriculture Programs in Community Colleges.
Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.
As a result of a project to prepare standards for agricultural occupations programs in Illinois community colleges, this guide was developed to assist local community college instructors, administrators, and other local persons in the evaluation of local agricultural occupations programs. The first section of the guide explains (how standards benefit students, colleges, and the community; (2) how to prepare for a review of the local program; (3) how to conduct the review; and (4) how to develop a plan for upgrading the local program. Section 2 presents a checklist of standards approved by Illinois community college instructors in agriculture. This list is divided into standards which are common to all programs and standards for seven specific areas of the agricultural occupations program. Specific standards are provided for programs in production agriculture, agriculture sales and service, agricultural mechanics, agricultural products, horticulture, forestry, and adult education. The third section of the guide includes field test reports on a community college horticulture program, agricultural supply program, agricultural mechanics program, and agricultural production program. (LRA)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Occupations, Agricultural Production, Agricultural Supplies, Community Colleges, Equipment Standards, Facility Requirements, Forestry, Guides, Horticulture, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Costs, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Program Length, Program Validation, Secondary Education, Staff Utilization, State Standards, Supervised Farm Practice, Teacher Qualifications, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Note: For a related document see ED 164 794