ERIC Number: ED306463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Revising and Updating the Plant Science Components of the Connecticut Vocational Agriculture Curriculum.
Connecticut Univ., Storrs. Dept. of Educational Leadership.
This curriculum guide provides the plant science components of the vocational agriculture curriculum for Regional Vocational Agriculture Centers. The curriculum is divided into exploratory units for students in the 9th and 10th grades and specialized units for students in grades 11 and 12. The five exploratory units are: agricultural pest control; care and management of a vegetable garden; greenhouse business management; soils and fertilizer; and plant anatomy, physiology, and classification. production and marketing; floral design; fruit production; greenhouse crop production and marketing; greenhouse structures; interior landscaping; landscape construction; landscape design; landscape maintenance; nursery management; operation and care of horticultural equipment; perennial plant identification, production, and marketing; plant nutrition; plant propagation; retail flower shop management; turf management; vegetable producing and marketing; beekeeping; plant tissue culture; and hydroponic culture. Each unit contains these components: length (time); objectives; related job titles and relevant competencies; content outline; teacher and student activities; evaluation suggestions; bibliography; and individual teacher unit review. Validated competency lists and job descriptions for relevant job titles are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Production, Agronomy, Behavioral Objectives, Botany, Business Administration, Design, Fertilizers, Greenhouses, Horticulture, Job Skills, Landscaping, Learning Activities, Marketing, Nurseries (Horticulture), Nursery Workers (Horticulture), Pests, Plant Growth, Plant Identification, Plant Pathology, Plant Propagation, Secondary Education, Soil Science, State Curriculum Guides, Turf Management, 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: Plant science units printed on colored paper.