ERIC Number: ED400427
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Agriscience Technology Education. Preparing for Careers in Agricultural Science, Business, and Technology. Alabama Course of Study. Bulletin 1996, No. 13.
Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.
This guide, which is intended for classroom teachers, supervisors, and administrators in Alabama, contains the minimum required content (core program) for public school instruction in agriscience technology in grades 7-12. Presented first are the following: introduction examining the mission, purpose, goals, and structure of agriscience technology education; conceptual framework of Alabama's agriscience technology education course of study; discussion of instruction-related elements; and directions for interpreting the minimum required content. The next two sections consist of parallel lists of topics and content standards for the following: (1) exploratory courses (grades 7-8) in preagriscience and agriscience exploration; (2) the core program, including agriscience and agritechnology for grades 9-10; (3) the core program for grades 11-12 for specialized semester courses in agricultural metal fabrication, agricultural power machinery I and II, agricultural structures technology I and II, agricultural wood technology, agrimarketing, animal science, aquaculture, computer applications, agricultural entrepreneurship, environmental science, floral design and interiorscaping, forestry, golf course management, home maintenance and improvements, horticulture, leadership and career development, plant and soil science, poultry science, turf and landscape management, and wildlife and recreation management; and (4) two-year specialized courses in agritechnology construction, forestry and wildlife science, and horticulture and floriculture. For each course, the curriculum includes a course description and topics linked to content standards. Two appendixes provide diploma requirements and guidelines for local time requirements and homework. Contains 33 references. (KC)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Machinery, Agricultural Occupations, Agricultural Sciences, Competence, Competency Based Education, Core Curriculum, Course Content, Grounds Keepers, Secondary Education, State Curriculum Guides, Technical Education, Units of Study, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama