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ERIC Number: ED131311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Pages: 50
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Employment Opportunities and Training Needs in Agribusiness. Competencies for Horse Production in the United States.
Holcomb, John W.; And Others
Competencies necessary for entry and advancement in horse production were determined by a survey of 46 people in the horse production industry from the nine leading horse production states other than Texas. A preliminary listing of competencies was developed from a review of the literature and a survey of leaders in agricultural education. The 46 respondents in the horse production industry rated each specific competency in terms of the relative importance associated with employability at the entry and first advancement levels. Responses were summarized in table form, indicating the number of responses for each degree of relative importance, the number not responding, and the weighted mean for each duty, general competency, and specific competency. The relative importance of 167 specific competencies and five general competencies for horse production were rank ordered with the weighted mean given for each. Appendixes contain membership lists of the advisory and validating committees, the number of respondents from the ten leading horse production states, a rank order of horse production duties with component general competencies rank ordered within the duty, and examples of curriculum materials developed to support a single horse production specific competency statement. (NJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Occupational Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Dept. of Agricultural Education.
Note: Pages 37 through 39, containing illustrations for parts of the horse, ideal stock horse conformation, and a student activity, will not reproduce well due to faintness of photographs