ERIC Number: ED351460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: 0
Career Development, Supervised Agricultural Experience, and FFA. The Connecticut Vocational Agriculture Education Curriculum.
Mannebach, Alfred J.; And Others
This curriculum guide was developed to help teachers and administrators in Connecticut Regional Vocational Agriculture Centers to update and upgrade their vocational agriculture curriculum in the areas of career development, supervised agricultural experience (SAE), and Future Farmers of America (FFA). The curriculum incorporates the competencies related to each area and integrates them with elements of Connecticut's Common Core of Learning. An emphasis is placed on new and emerging, as well as current, occupations. The three sections of the curriculum guide, Career Development, FFA, and SAE, provide two to six units for each of the three areas. Information provided includes the following: length of study, when taught, competencies, course outline, teacher and student activities, evaluation criteria, references and resources, and a unit review for teachers to return to the curriculum committee. Topics covered in the career development curriculum are as follows: career exploration and self-awareness, goal setting and job exploration, obtaining employment and job application, and post high-school plans. The FFA curriculum includes the following: introduction to the FFA, programs and activities, FFA leadership, applications and programs, banquets and beyond, and parliamentary procedure. The two units of the supervised agricultural experience curriculum are SAE programs and ideas for SAE projects. Two appendixes provide sample forms and records and explain the relationship of vocational education in agriculture to the Connecticut Common Core of Learning. A bibliography lists 20 references. (KC)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Behavioral Objectives, Career Development, Competence, Competency Based Education, Course Content, Educational Resources, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Activities, Occupational Information, State Curriculum Guides, Student Organizations, Supervised Occupational Experience (Agriculture), Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Middletown. Div. of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: EASTCONN Regional Educational Services Center, North Windham, CT.
Identifiers: Connecticut; Future Farmers of America