ERIC Number: ED222766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Technologies of the '80s: Their Impact on Vocational Agriculture Occupations.
Jaffe, J. A., Ed.; And Others
This report is one of seven that identify major new and emerging technological advances expected to influence major vocational education program areas and to describe the programmatic implications in terms of skill-knowledge requirements, occupations most directly affected, and the anticipated diffusion rate. Chapter 1 considers technology as process, the relation of technology and productivity, and technology as the arbitrator of work. The first of three sections in chapter 2 presents the procedures used to identify and clarify the most innovative, new, and emerging technologies with implications for vocational education. Brief descriptions of the technologies expected to affect vocational agricultural occupations are included in section 2. Section 3 contains 12 essays describing these new and emerging technologies with implications for vocational agricultural occupations: animal production, aquaculture, micropropagation of plants with preplanned genetic characteristics, soil-less plant propagation--nutrient film technique, personal computers, microelectronic monitors and controls, agricultural machinery and equipment, planting methods and equipment, conservation tillage, drip or trickle irrigation, renewable energy technologies, and integrated pest management. Chapter 3 is an annotated bibliography with citations descriptive of new or emerging technologies, their diffusion, or insights as to their vocational implications. (YLB)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Machinery, Agricultural Occupations, Agronomy, Alternative Energy Sources, Animal Husbandry, Diffusion (Communication), Job Skills, Microcomputers, Pests, Plant Propagation, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Conserva, Inc., Raleigh, NC.