ERIC Number: ED290833
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Revising and Updating the Animal Science Components of the Connecticut Vocational Agriculture Curriculum.
Mannebach, Alfred J.; And Others
This guide is intended for use in teaching Connecticut's revised animal science curriculum at regional vocational agriculture centers. Like its predecessor, this curriculum includes exploratory (intended for grades 9 and 10) and specialized (intended for grades 11 and 12) animal science units and is based on the following major areas of agriculture: animal science, plant science, agricultural mechanics, and natural resources. In this revised version of the curriculum, each unit has integrated in it a section on related potential employment or entrepreneurship job titles and relevant competencies needed for employment or self-employment success. The exploratory units deal with the field of animal science, animal selection, and basic animal care. The specialized animal science units cover the following topics: animal reproduction and genetics; animal health; animal nutrition; production of dairy cattle, poultry, beef, sheep, swine, horses, goats, rabbits, forage, and specialty animals; dairy production; meat products; care of laboratory animals; veterinary services; pet care and services; and riding and horsemanship. Each unit contains some or all of the following: unit title, unit length, grade(s) taught, objectives, related job titles and relevant competencies, a content outline, teacher activities, student activities, evaluation, resources, a bibliography, and sources of pertinent educational media. (MN)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Occupations, Agricultural Production, Animal Caretakers, Animal Facilities, Animal Husbandry, Behavioral Objectives, Curriculum Development, Dairy Farmers, Entrepreneurship, Farm Occupations, Horses, Job Skills, Laboratory Animals, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Livestock, Secondary Education, Statewide Planning, Veterinary Medicine, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. Dept. of Educational Leadership.
Note: Document contains some light type.