ERIC Number: ED203174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Urban Agriculture Program Planning Guide.
Hemp, Paul E.; Ethridge, Jim
Urban agriculture may be defined as those areas of agriculture that are practiced in metropolitan settings, plus knowledge and skills in agricultural subject areas which lead to vocational proficiency and improved quality of life or effective citizenship. Agriculture areas that are especially significant in urban settings include ornamental horticulture, companion animals, food processing, conservation and ecology, agricultural marketing, and gardening. This planning guide has been designed as an aid to teachers and administrators who wish to plan or replan an urban agriculture program at the secondary school level. A suggested procedure and sample forms are included to assist the teacher in developing courses of study using the Illinois Core Curriculum Project materials. The guide includes an introduction to urban agriculture, which explains the functions of agricultural education in urban areas, federal legislative provisions, and the Illinois Core Curriculum for agricultural education; instructions for planning an urban program, including program objectives; five program models; course planning aids, such as course planning sheets and instructions for their use; and a list of resources for program planning. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.