ERIC Number: ED103627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Agricultural Production and Business Management: Volume 1 (Crops).
Mercer, R. J., Ed.
The curriculum guide is the first part of a two-year program developed as part of revision of the total agricultural education curriculum in South Carolina. The project was designed to implement the following changes: (1) provide a more comprehensive vocational offering; (2) place a greater emphasis on behavioral objectives; (3) place a greater emphasis on learning activities; (4) encourage an inductive approach to teaching, and (5) result in the re-identification of the units of instruction. The general framework of the course focuses on problem solving, with units on orientation to agricultural production, farm management (farm investment, farm appraisal, machinery economics, credit, and recordkeeping), agricultural mechanics (machinery and equipment maintenance, engine trouble shooting and repair, engine principles, small gasoline engines, and hydraulics), plant science, soils, and cash crop production (tobacco, cotton, vegetable, fruit, grain, and soybeans, with subunits on exploring career opportunities). Each unit of instruction includes objectives, suggested learning activities, topic outlines, and suggested resources. The document concludes with an appendix of facilities and equipment needed for the course and list of books and other resource materials. (Author/BP)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Machinery, Agricultural Production, Career Exploration, Course Content, Curriculum Guides, Farm Management, Field Crops, Learning Activities, Plant Science, Soil Science, Units of Study
Vocational Education Media Center, 109 Freeman Hall, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina 29631 ($7.50 for both volumes)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Agricultural Education Section.; Clemson Univ., SC. Vocational Education Media Center.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina