ERIC Number: ED397284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul-30
Reference Count: N/A
Mississippi Curriculum Framework for Horticulture (Program CIP: 01.0601--Horticulture Serv. Op. & Mgmt., Gen.). Secondary Programs.
Mississippi Research and Curriculum Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, State College.
This document, which reflects Mississippi's statutory requirement that instructional programs be based on core curricula and performance-based assessment, contains outlines of the instructional units required in local instructional management plans and daily lesson plans for horticulture I and II. Presented first are a program description and course outlines. Section I contains curriculum frameworks for both courses, and section II contains outlines of the instructional units required in each course. Units in course I are as follows: horticulture careers and orientation, leadership development, plant structure and growth, plant classification and identification (taxonomy), plant growth media and nutrition, horticulture structures, basic plant propagation, horticulture chemical and pest management, basic principles of floristry, greenhouse crops, olericulture production, and interior plantscaping. Units in course II include the following: horticulture careers, nursery and landscape plant identification, advanced plant propagation, horticulture marketing and business procedures, container and field crop production, floriculture crop production, landscape design, landscape installation and construction, landscape maintenance, turfgrass installation and maintenance, pomology production, and advanced floral design. Each unit includes suggested time on tasks, competencies and objectives, teaching strategies, assessment strategies, and resources. Recommended tools and equipment are listed in section III. Appended are lists of related academic topics and workplace skills for the 21st century and student competency profiles for both courses. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Production, Behavioral Objectives, Careers, Classroom Techniques, Competence, Competency Based Education, Core Curriculum, Educational Equipment, Employment Qualifications, Floriculture, Horticulture, Leadership, Nurseries (Horticulture), Plant Growth, Plant Identification, Plant Propagation, Plants (Botany), Secondary Education, State Curriculum Guides, Statewide Planning, Student Evaluation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Office of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Research and Curriculum Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, State College.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi