ERIC Number: ED312475
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Revising and Updating the Agricultural Mechanics Components of the Connecticut Vocational Agriculture Curriculum.
EASTCONN Regional Educational Services Center, North Windham, CT.
This curriculum guide contains 28 competency-based units of study for use in high school agricultural mechanics courses, especially in Connecticut. The 10 exploratory units, suitable for grades 9-10, cover the following topics: beginning welding; cold metal and soldering; electricity; plumbing; power tools; shop safety, mathematics, painting and glazing; small engines, basic care and operation; tool sharpening and fitting; tractor operation; and woodworking and sketching and drawing. The 18 specialized units, suitable for grades 11-12, cover advanced agricultural welding; agricultural machinery repair and maintenance; agricultural structures; agricultural waste management; agricultural waste management; alternate energy; concrete for farm and home use; diesel fuel systems; electric motors and controls; fencing; field machines; hydraulic; new equipment assembly; power trains and transmissions; private water supplies and septic systems; small gasoline engines repair and overhaul; tractor engine overhaul; and tractor maintenance. Each unit contains objectives, related job titles and relevant competencies, content outline, teacher activities, student activities; evaluation, resources, bibliography, and teacher unit review. (KC)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Classroom Techniques, Competence, Competency Based Education, Course Content, Educational Resources, Electricity, Farm Management, High Schools, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Occupational Information, Power Technology, Safety Education, Small Engine Mechanics, State Curriculum Guides, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Test Items, Units of Study, Vocational Education, Waste Disposal, Welding
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: EASTCONN Regional Educational Services Center, North Windham, CT.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut