ERIC Number: ED200792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Agricultural Machinery Service. A Curriculum Guide for Agricultural Education. Revised.
Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Agricultural Education Program.; Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Agricultural Education Service.; Virginia State Univ., Petersburg.
This curriculum guide is intended to assist teachers, administrators, and supervisors in organizing and conducting vocational programs which meet the needs of high school students who desire vocational training in the off-farm agribusiness of agricultural machinery service. The three-year course for grades 10, 11, and 12 involves operation, maintenance, set-up, adjustement, repair, reconditioning, and overhaul of agricultural machinery and equipment. It includes dealership organization, management, sales, human relations, and leadership development topics. Study of career opportunities and development of job experience through supervised occupational experiences are also a part of the program. Designed for 1080 hours of in-school instruction (360 per year), the course needs two consecutive periods per day for class instruction. Each of the three years is divided into 8-10 major learning areas which are organized into this format: (1) unit concept, (2) suggested student performance objectives, (3) instructional areas, (4) examples of student learning activities, (5) competencies, (6) instructional materials, and (7) supporting references. A list of 100 references is provided. Other materials include a list of recommended equipment, recommended facility plans, and criteria for quality vocational programs in agricultural education. (YLB)
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Machinery, Agricultural Machinery Occupations, Behavioral Objectives, Business Administration, Careers, Curriculum Guides, Employment Opportunities, Engines, Equipment Maintenance, Equipment Utilization, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, High Schools, Human Relations, Leadership Training, Learning Activities, Repair, Salesmanship, Tractors, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Agricultural Education Program.; Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Agricultural Education Service.; Virginia State Univ., Petersburg.
Note: The list of agricultural education publications mentioned in the table of contents was not included in the publication.