ERIC Number: ED026529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Methods of Teaching Agricultural Occupations in Community Colleges and Area Vocational Schools. Final Report.
Twelve 3-day regional seminars were held from November 13, 1967 to June 14, 1968 to assist educators at the post-high school level to: (1) determine the need for agricultural programs, (2) plan and develop curriculums, (3) investigate supervised occupational experiences, (4) assist in the development of leadership characteristics, (5) evaluate facilities for instruction, (6) help train faculty for vocational-technical programs, (7) communicate with administrators, high school teachers, 4-year college faculty, and the general public, and (8) provide guidelines for agricultural-technical programs. The seminars were attended by 435 state supervisors of agriculture, teacher educators, state directors, and personnel in post-secondary agricultural institutions from 44 states and Washington, D.C. Some general conclusions were: (1) The public is demanding supervised occupational experience for students enrolled in vocational-technical education, (2) Students are receiving better instruction at the high school level, (3) There is a trend in post-high school curriculums for cooperation among the various vocational services, (4) There is increasing need for agricultural management ability, and (5) Areas served by community colleges should be large enough to support sound technical programs. (DM)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Occupations, Communication (Thought Transfer), Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Facilities, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Faculty, Inservice Teacher Education, Instruction, Leadership Training, Postsecondary Education, Regional Schools, Technical Education, Vocational Schools, Work Experience
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Cobleskill. Agricultural and Technical Coll.