ERIC Number: ED411408
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Agriculture. Guide to Standards and Implementation. Career & Technology Studies.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch.
With this Career and Technology Studies (CTS) curriculum guide, secondary students in Alberta can do the following: develop skills that can be applied in their daily lives; refine career-planning skills; develop technology-related skills in agriculture; enhance employability skills, especially in foods; and apply and reinforce learning developed in other subject areas. The curriculum is organized in strands and modules. This guide encompassing the agriculture strand contains 33 modules that define what a student is expected to know and be able to do (competencies). The guide is organized in the following parts: (1) program rationale and philosophy, learner expectations, program organization, curriculum and assessment standards, and types of competencies in career and technology studies; (2) strand rationale and philosophy and strand organization for agriculture; (3) planning for instruction for career and technology studies and for agriculture courses; (4) module curriculum and assessment standards for introductory level agriculture competencies; (5) module curriculum and assessment standards for intermediate level agriculture competencies; (6) module curriculum and assessment standards for advanced level agriculture competencies; (7) assessment tools; (8) linkages and transitions; (9) learning resource guide; and (10) sample student learning guides. Modules cover the following broad topics: production, consumer products/services, landscape/turf management, floral design, marketing, agricultural technology, resource management, animal husbandry, field crops, livestock/poultry, agrifoods, equine, protected structures, soils management, pest management, nursery/greenhouse crops, biotechnology, water management, and sustainable agriculture. (KC)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Occupations, Agricultural Production, Agricultural Skills, Animal Husbandry, Career Development, Competence, Competency Based Education, Course Content, Course Organization, Foreign Countries, Integrated Curriculum, Landscaping, Secondary Education, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Technology Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Counselors; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada