ERIC Number: ED308383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec-16
Reference Count: N/A
Identification of Competencies Taught in Vocational Agriculture Programs in Louisiana That Include Mathematical Instruction. Vocational Education Research.
Moss, Jeffrey W.; And Others
A project was conducted: (1) to identify instructional objectives in the Louisiana vocational agriculture curriculum that contain a substantial amount of mathematical concepts; and (2) to determine the amount of time spent in vocational agriculture programs in the state on agricultural instruction involving mathematics. Research methodology included an examination of the curriculum guide to identify objectives in agriculture that included mathematics, and a survey of a sample of 150 agriculture teachers through a written questionnaire (78 percent return). The study found that a substantial number of mathematics-related instructional objectives are included in the vocational agriculture curriculum and are being taught in vocational agriculture programs. The study also found that the curriculum contains mathematics-related objectives in both level 1 and level 2. The area of agricultural mechanics had the greatest number of mathematics-related competencies. The study recommended that modules containing mathematical problems related to the identified objectives should be developed as a supplement to the curriculum guide. (Matrixes of agriculture-mathematics competencies are included in the report.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. School of Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana