ERIC Number: ED105080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Modular Design Approach for Agricultural Education.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.
The modular curriculum for agricultural education was developed and refined by teachers and consultants to meet student needs for a more flexible type of curriculum in which the student's occupational goals would form the basis for program planning. The module--a unit of curriculum based on the development of entry level competencies--contains the following characteristics: 30 hours of instruction, student oriented, immediate goal attainment, free standing, body of related content, and continuous revision. The modular design program, for 16-18 year olds, is characterized by its greater subject matter choice, open door policy, seasonality, free flow of student movement, secondary or continuing education levels, individualization, and enrichment. A step-by-step procedure is offered to help establish such a program, including a list of personnel responsibilities and duties. Conducting the program involves preparation, module introduction, work experience programs, and youth leadership development activities. Different methods for program evaluation are proposed; forms for both a student and a teacher evaluation are included. The classification system for modules is a 16-page concluding section providing an explanation of the classification system, a description of the types of modules, and an index of over 200 modules prepared to date. (AG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.
Note: For the Module Directory, see CE 003 992