ERIC Number: ED103628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Agricultural Production and Business Management: Volume 2 (Livestock).
Mercer, R. J., Ed.
The curriculum guide is the second part of a two-year program developed as part of a 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 farm management (farm investments, farm appraisal, machinery economics, credit, and recordkeeping); agricultural construction (general shop skills; electrical skills; plumbing; carpentry, masonry skills; and using a transit); basic principles of plant science, pasture and forage crop production; dairy production (dairy production; planning brood cow, feedlot, brood sow and swine topping operations; broiler, commercial egg, hatching egg, and turkey feeder production; basic swine feeding; swine health; and poultry health) interspersed with units on exploring career opportunities. Each unit of instruction includes objectives, suggested learning activities, topic outlines, and suggested resources. Appended are a list of equipment and facilities needed for the course and a list of books and other resource materials. (Author/BP)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Production, Animal Husbandry, Career Exploration, Course Content, Curriculum Guides, Farm Accounts, Farm Management, Learning Activities, Livestock, 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