ERIC Number: ED312429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
An Inventory of Skills, Knowledge, and Attitudes Necessary for a Career in Diversified Agriculture.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Office of the State Director for Vocational Education.; Hawaii State Board for Vocational Education, Honolulu.
To review the relevance of vocational criteria to industry needs, a study was conducted in Hawaii to assess the entry-level employment requirements in the occupational area of diversified agriculture. Materials from other states were reviewed, and three versions of a skills inventory were developed and revised. The third revision of the inventory was finalized and approved for use in an industry-wide canvass, conducted through "force focus" (as opposed to open-ended) interviews. Respondents were people familiar with either animal husbandry, aquaculture, nursery work and general agriculture, or with all major areas of agriculture. The results constitute an inventory of skills, knowledge, and attitudes deemed necessary by technicians and professionals in industry for entry into their respective professions. Those surveyed gave the highest average ratings of importance to attitudes, general management skills, and direct applications in horticulture. The ratings supply an indication of the priorities of those in the field. (This report contains the skills inventory and ratings for each item in the areas of general management, animal husbandry, agricultural construction, crops/general agriculture, plant propagation, horticulture/general, horticulture/flowers, aquaculture, and attitudes.) (KC)
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Occupations, Agricultural Personnel, Agricultural Production, Agricultural Skills, Agriculture, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Educational Planning, Entry Workers, Farm Management, Horticulture, Job Skills, Plant Growth, Plant Propagation, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Office of the State Director for Vocational Education.; Hawaii State Board for Vocational Education, Honolulu.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii