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ERIC Number: ED287032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
Pages: 319
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Aitken, James
This curriculum guide is intended to assist vocational instructors in preparing students for entry-level employment in the field of horticulture and getting them ready for advanced training in the workplace. The package contains a validated competency/skill and task list, an instructor's guide, and an annotated bibliography. The following competencies are covered: understanding the basic principles of plant growth and development; propagating, growing, and maintaining nursery stock; mixing and applying horticultural chemicals; drafting landscape and irrigation plans; designing and installing irrigation systems; operating and maintaining sprinkler systems; designing, installing, and maintaining landscapes; constructing hardscape features; installing and maintaining residential and commercial turf areas and golf courses; operating and maintaining horticultural equipment; designing and preparing floral arrangements; selling and merchandising; managing a horticultural concern; developing desirable personal habits and leadership skills; and applying for a job. The instructor's guide consists of a series of task sheets, each of which includes some or all of the following: competency/skill statement; task statement; performance objectives (including conditions in which the task is to be performed, evaluation criteria, and an evaluation standard); suggested student learning experiences; recommended instructional techniques; instructional equipment, materials, and supplies needed to complete the lesson; and recommended resources. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.; Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff. Center for Vocational Education.