ERIC Number: ED112005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Materials Development in Agricultural Education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Lee, Jasper S.
Instructional materials development in agricultural education is part of the role of the faculty in the Agricultural Education Program Area at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The bases for instructional materials development must relate to the curriculum. Curriculum development is a moving circular process involving horizontal and vertical articulation-diffusion of materials between educational programs. Beginning in the 1920's and continuing until the present date, the materials produced have been widely used. An eight-step procedure is used in materials development: (1) determination of material needed, (2) preliminary planning, (3) information acquisition and analysis, (4) preparation of first draft, (5) refinement and field testing, (6) printing, (7) distribution-diffusion, and (8) appraisal and updating. Materials development is an integral activity and responsibility of the faculty involving three major interrelated functions: service, research, and instruction. The faculty has access to numerous supportive services in instructional materials development and participates in supportive associations. Appended are: staffing list of the Agricultural Education Faculty, a seven-page list of recent instructional materials development activities (titles and brief annotations of 79 items), and a two-page bibliography. (Author/MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.