ERIC Number: ED350465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Environmental Horticulture. Project Report Phase I with Research Findings.
Bachler, Mike; Sappe', Hoyt
This report provides results of Phase I of a project that researched the occupational area of environmental horticulture, established appropriate committees, and conducted task verification. These results are intended to guide development of a program designed to address the needs of the horticulture field. Section 1 contains general information: purpose of Phase I; description of the occupation, including nature of work, working conditions, and related occupations; direction of the occupation, including employment, training and other qualifications, advancement, job outlook, and earnings; program development committee; areas of concern; and State Technical Committee developmental recommendations. Section 2 presents research findings: accreditation and certification; appropriate trade resources and sources, including references and textbooks, professional organizations, and sources of additional information; and typical job titles. An occupational duty and task list is comprised of seven duties: performing administrative functions, preparing soil and growing media, propagating horticultural plants, growing plants, performing equipment/structure maintenance operations, harvesting plants, and performing sales. Other contents include a tools and equipment list and staff and facilities recommendations. (YLB)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Botany, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Equipment, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Horticulture, Instructional Materials, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Nurseries (Horticulture), Occupational Information, Plant Growth, Plants (Botany), Postsecondary Education, Program Design, Program Development, Secondary Education, Statewide Planning, Task Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Technical and Adult Education, Atlanta.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Div. of Vocational Education.