ERIC Number: ED232046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun-15
Reference Count: 0
Agricultural Processing and Marketing. Final Report.
James Madison Univ., Harrisonburg, VA.
A vocational guidance project was conducted in Virginia to identify a valid list of tasks/competencies for three levels of agricultural processing and marketing (AG-PAM) courses for secondary students. These competencies were then to be presented in a competency-based instructional resource guide for such courses. The project developers followed these steps: (1) contacted local school vocational administrators where AG-PAM is taught in order to establish sound communication and cooperation; (2) researched existing curriculum development efforts; (3) formed a committee with representatives from local agricultural businesses; (4) identified, sequenced, and determined the levels of difficulty of competencies for AG-PAM; (5) arranged competencies into logical teaching units and courses and developed course outlines; (6) constructed performance objectives, developmental competencies, and criterion-referenced tests; (7) listed appropriate learning activities, tools and materials, reference materials, and audiovisual materials needed for each competency or performance objective; (8) developed a format for a competency recordkeeping system; (9) developed an instructional management system; and (10) prepared a competency-based instructional resource guide for agricultural processing and marketing that is ready for review and processing by the Virginia Department of Education. It was concluded that contracting with a curriculum specialist to work cooperatively with an advisory committee is a practical approach to competency-based curriculum development and that this procedure should be used to develop additional curriculum materials. (KC)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Articulation (Education), Behavioral Objectives, Competence, Competency Based Education, Crop Processing Occupations, Curriculum Development, Instructional Materials, Marketing, Material Development, Recordkeeping, Secondary Education, State Curriculum Guides, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: James Madison Univ., Harrisonburg, VA.