ERIC Number: ED264377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct-30
Reference Count: N/A
Identifying and Validating Essential Job Entry Level Competencies for Vocational Agriculture in Wyoming. Final Report.
Reynolds, Carl L.; Durkee, James R.
This document reports on a project designed to identify and validate the essential competencies needed by agriculture students in order to enter and advance successfully in agricultural occupations in Wyoming. Competency lists and validation studies were collected from other states. A group of vocational agriculture teachers developed a list of competencies essential for job entry in production agriculture. Teachers selected employed persons in the agriculture sector to complete a survey form developed to obtain a rating of the importance of each competency in the high school curriculum. A continuation of the project was recommended to complete collection of data and analysis of the results. An appendix, which comprises the major portion of this report, contains the vocational agriculture competencies surveys for Wyoming. Each list includes the competencies the teachers thought could be taught in high school vocational agriculture programs in the areas of animal science/livestock, crops and soils, farm and ranch management, agricultural mechanics, agribusiness, and leadership and supervised occupational experience. Provision is made for each competency to be ranked by one of the following: "does not apply"; "not important"; "of some importance"; "important"; or "essential." (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wyoming State Dept. of Education, Cheyenne.
Authoring Institution: Wyoming Univ., Laramie. Dept. of Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Location: Wyoming