ERIC Number: ED025616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Planning Study to Determine the Feasibility of a Research Project Concerning Employment Opportunities and Training Needs in Farming and Off-Farm Agricultural Business and Industry. Final Report and Proposal for Research.
Hensel, James W.
The combined efforts of the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Labor and the Office of Education in addition to those of agricultural educators and leaders were utilized to develop a long-range project for education in agriculture through determining employment opportunities and training needs in farming and off-farm agricultural business and industry. The major end result was the research proposal entitled, "Project Agriculture: A Program for Curriculum Development in Vocational Education." Some specific objectives of the project were: (1) to identify existing major occupational categories and job titles in agricultural businesses and industries, (2) to determine manpower requirements, (3) to develop a master plan for vocational education in agriculture, (4) to develop and conduct pilot training programs, and (5) to provide a mechanism for continual updating of agricultural occupational data. A major purpose of Project Agriculture is to determine the nature and extent of educational needs uniquely associated with employment opportunities in the farm and off-farm agricultural industry and to develop appropriate curriculum programs for each of the seven areas of agricultural instruction in vocational education. The project would serve as a demonstration effort for all areas of vocational education. The project proposal is included. (DM)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Occupations, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Economic Research, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Feasibility Studies, Labor Needs, Occupational Clusters, Program Development, Research Design, Research Projects, Research Proposals, Vocational Education
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.