ERIC Number: ED348477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Agricultural Business and Management Materials for Agricultural Education Programs. Core Agricultural Education Curriculum, Central Cluster.
Illinois Univ., Urbana. Office of Agricultural Communications and Education.
This curriculum guide contains 5 teaching units for 44 agricultural business and management cluster problem areas. These problem areas have been selected as suggested areas of study to be included in a core curriculum for secondary students enrolled in an agricultural education program. The five units are as follows: (1) agribusiness operation and management; (2) animal science; (3) plant and soil science; (4) food science and technology; and (5) agricultural engineering/mechanization. Each problem area includes some or all of the following components: related problem areas, prerequisite problem areas, occupational tasks addressed, learning assessment plan sheets, instructor's guide, information sheets, student worksheets or assignment sheets and keys, demonstrations, transparency masters, and a discussion guide for transparencies. Suggestions are made for use of the core materials, including specific suggestions for using the different components of a problem area. Representative problem areas include marketing agricultural products and services; financing the agribusiness; understanding the animal production industry; classifying animals; enhancing soil fertility; preventing soil erosion and managing land; processing agricultural products; adhering to government regulations; welding and metalworking; designing, building, and maintaining agriculture services; and identifying career opportunities. (YLB)
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Occupations, Agricultural Production, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Behavioral Objectives, Career Awareness, Competency Based Education, Core Curriculum, Food, Food Processing Occupations, High Schools, Instructional Materials, Marketing, Microcomputers, Soil Science, State Curriculum Guides
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Office of Agricultural Communications and Education.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois