ERIC Number: ED212842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Paravetical Competency Development for Teachers of Vocational Agriculture. Final Report.
Evans, Donald E.; Easter, Glen W.
A project was designed to help beginning and experienced teachers of vocational agriculture learn and/or become current in the practice of present paravetical competencies that are needed to teach adult students. Specific objectives of the project included providing teachers with the skills necessary to teach students via laboratory demonstrations or supervised occupational experience projects; providing information concerning the legalities of performing paravetical competencies, and helping teachers develop paravetical task sheets for vocational agriculture instructional units. As a result of the 14 project-developed clinics involving Pennsylvania vocational agriculture teachers, county extension specialists, veterinarians, farmers, and Pennsylvania State University faculty, the following project outcomes were achieved: identification of paravetical competencies needed by vocational agriculture teachers, development of an awareness of legalities pertaining to the performance of those competencies, development of paravetical task sheets in sheep and poultry, inservice and preservice instruction of vocational agriculture teachers in the paravetical competencies required in their geographical area, and integration of paravetical skills with supervised occupational experience projects in animal production. Because the project was so successful, recommendations were made calling for development of additional task sheets and implementation of the teacher training course on a regular basis. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agricultural Education, Animal Husbandry, Competency Based Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Legal Responsibility, Material Development, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Skill Development, State Programs, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Harrisburg.; Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Coll. of Agriculture.
Identifiers: Paraveterinary Skills; Pennsylvania