ERIC Number: ED230779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Set of Curriculum Materials for the Implementation of an Instructional Strategy for Teaching Basic Mechanical Skills in Exploratory Vocational Agriculture Classes. Final Report.
Scanlon, James A.
A project was conducted to develop a set of curriculum materials for use in implementing an instructional strategy to teach mechanical skills in secondary level exploratory vocational agricultural programs in Arkansas. The specifics of the project were to field test and refine an empirical method for developing and implementing an instructional strategy and to develop related curriculum materials for use in implementing the resultant instructional system. During the project, three teacher workshops were held in order to identify the basic agricultural mechanics skill areas to be addressed, to explain the format for instructional materials that was developed and is utilized by the Mid-America Vocational Curriculum Consortium, to develop instructional materials in the 14 skill areas identified, and to revise and field test the materials. Based on information obtained from a follow-up evaluation document that was mailed out to the 21 participating teachers, a revised draft of the curriculum guide was developed. The project-developed curriculum materials were distributed to all vocational agricultural instructors in Arkansas during the spring of 1983 and were placed into use immediately. (MN)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Occupations, Behavioral Objectives, Career Exploration, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Strategies, Field Tests, Instructional Design, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Mechanical Skills, Models, Secondary Education, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Dept. of Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Arkansas; Exploratory Agriculture; Mid America Vocational Curriculum Consortium
Note: Project Number: R82-01.