ERIC Number: ED189385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Competency Based Curriculum in Two Agribusiness Types. Final Report.
A project was conducted to (1) validate meat processing and grain elevator operation tasks for Illinois by relevant agricultural businesses, (2) conduct a national review of teaching materials in the target agribusiness areas, and (3) provide inservice training and develop a self-instruction, competency-based curriculum guide for Illinois horticulture teachers. Based on agribusiness validation interviews in counties with concentrations of each of the two target agribusiness areas, 144 tasks were identified for the Illinois meat processing industry and 127 tasks were identified for the grain elevator industry. Other project activities included five series of three-meeting workshops for horticulture teachers on competency-based education. As a result of these workshops, forty-two vocational horticulture teachers wrote locally directed competency-based teaching materials for their classes. (Appended material includes the list of meat processing tasks, the list of grain elevator tasks , a working copy of the Self-Instructional Guide for Developing Locally Directed Competency Based Curriculum, and a sample locally directed competency-based teaching unit.) (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Board of Trustees.