ERIC Number: ED304568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
A Guide to Curriculum Planning in Agriculture Education. Bulletin No. 8426.
Gagnon, Dean P.; Keith, Kevin A.
This guide provides procedures and information to assist local educators in improving or developing contemporary, comprehensive curricula in the field of agriculture education. Section 1 introduces seven agricultural employment clusters that the guide explores to show how rapidly career opportunities have expanded. Section 2 describes a process to effect sound curricular revisions and to adapt that process to apply specifically to curricular efforts in agriculture education. Section 3 applies these ideas in presenting a specific curriculum model and content units for agriculture education. Five sample units are included: dairy marketing, environmental conservation, exploratory course, forestry, and parliamentary procedure. Each unit contains a general description, objectives, competencies, subject matter outlines, and motivational and learning activities. Section 4 discusses specific delivery mechanisms: organizations (e.g., Future Farmers of America), advisory committees, problem-solving approach, and supervised occupational experience. Section 5 lists names and addresses of professional organizations, provides a professional checklist for instructors of agriculture and a chart of instructional resources by source (name and address) and type of material available, and presents a 10-item reference list. Appendixes include information and sample forms related to sex equity, reaching special needs students, and unit evaluation. (YLB)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Occupations, Agricultural Production, Agricultural Supplies, Course Content, Crop Processing Occupations, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Demand Occupations, Disabilities, Models, Occupational Clusters, Professional Development, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Student Organizations, Units of Study
Publication Sales, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 125 South Webster Street, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.