ERIC Number: ED249349
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
The Development of a Course of Study Planning Guide for Vocational Agriculture.
Cromwell, Susan E.
This project was conducted to develop a systematic approach for writing secondary production agriculture courses of study. A review of literature identified the major concerns in course development and provided a basis for the initial design of a course of study planning guide. The initial guide was written, then reviewed by the Agricultural and Extension Education staff of the Pennsylvania State University. The planning guide was reviewed by a screening committee consisting of 21 vocational agriculture teachers throughout the state of Pennsylvania, revised into its final format, and introduced at three workshops for Pennsylvania beginning vocational agriculture teachers. The guide, which will be field tested during the 1984-85 school year with Pennsylvania production agriculture teachers, includes the following topics: (1) identifying community needs, student needs, and job opportunities; (2) developing a program philosophy statement and list of objectives; (3) identifying the importance of an advisory committee; and (4) organizing a four-year vocational agriculture plan, including summer programs and supervised occupational experience programs. (The guide and numerous appendices of supporting materials make up the bulk of this document.) (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Production, Cooperative Programs, Course Content, Course Objectives, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Planning, Needs Assessment, Program Content, Secondary Education, State Curriculum Guides, Student Needs, Units of Study, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Thesis, Pennsylvania State University.