ERIC Number: ED311197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec-16
Reference Count: N/A
Determining Science-Related Objectives Taught in the Advanced Program of Vocational Agriculture in Louisiana. Vocational Education Research.
Moss, Jeffrey W.; And Others
A study was conducted to determine the extent to which science-related instruction occurs as part of instruction in the advanced program of vocational agriculture in Louisiana. Specifically, the study identified instructional objectives in the program that are similar to competencies taught in the state-approved science courses and determined the amount of time spent in vocational agriculture programs in Louisiana on science-related vocational agriculture instruction. A representative sample of 150 Louisiana vocational agriculture teachers identified possible science-related objectives listed in the advanced curriculum guide for agriculture, in the competency outlines for science, and in the high school science curricula. Fifteen Louisiana science teachers, who were knowledgeable about Louisiana vocational agriculture, verified the appropriateness of the objectives identified by the vocational agriculture teachers. On a survey instrument, the sample of vocational agriculture teachers then was asked to indicate whether the objectives were science-related and how much time they spent teaching them. Twenty-one instructional objectives were considered science related, 15 of which were similar in content to the objectives taught in a Louisiana high school course called Environmental Science. Three of the 21 objectives overlapped with two or more science courses. Approximately one-fourth of the instructional time in the advanced program of vocational agriculture was considered spent on science-related instruction. (CML)
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