ERIC Number: ED240359
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Lehigh County Area Vocational-Technical School, Schnecksville, PA.
This brochure describes the philosophy and scope of a secondary-level course in floriculture and horticulture. Addressed in the individual units of the course are the following topics: the Future Farmers of America, floriculture, merchandising and selling, retail flower shop management, advertising, inventory, indentification of common floral design foliage and flowers, greenhouse management, plant propagation, pest management, general horticultural techniques, in-school projects, vegetable production, techniques for pruning, the principles of judging flowers and plants, and tool and equipment safety. The brochure contains various materials for use in implementing the course, including a list of subtopics in each topic area, a detailed outline of the objectives and goals to be addressed in the presentation of each subtopic, statements of the philosophy of the course and of the school at which the course was developed, lists of school and course objectives, a discussion of worker characteristics and job environmental factors, a course description, lists of entry-level jobs and possible occupations that can be entered with additional training, job descriptions appearing in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT), and a task identification chart that correlates course tasks with those listed in the DOT. (MN)
Descriptors: Advertising, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Machinery, Agricultural Skills, Behavioral Objectives, Course Descriptions, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Equipment Utilization, Floriculture, Greenhouses, Guidelines, Horticulture, Job Skills, Merchandising, Pests, Plant Identification, Plant Pathology, Plant Propagation, Program Content, Retailing, Safety, Salesmanship, Secondary Education, Student Organizations, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Lehigh County Area Vocational-Technical School, Schnecksville, PA.