ERIC Number: ED428177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Transforming Agricultural Mechanics Curriculum through Expert Opinion to Model Technologies in Food, Environmental, and Natural Resource Systems.
Shinn, Glen C.
A study was conducted to develop a consensus document that would provide an external perspective of the curriculum in agricultural education that includes agricultural mechanics as a course of study. Data were collected in four phases: solicitation of expert opinion from 53 experts in the field (34 respondents); rating of the opinions; development of consensus through a mailed survey; and data analysis. As a result, 11 statements were agreed upon as critical to an agricultural mechanics program. The experts recommended that the curriculum underscore three broad purposes: developing positive attitudes about safety and quality of work; developing knowledge and comprehension of principles of physical science; and developing useful application skills. Recommendations for teacher preparation were also made. (Contains 19 references and 9 tables.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (New Orleans, LA, December 10-13, 1998).