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ERIC Number: ED529353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 112
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
2006 Mississippi Curriculum Framework: Secondary Forestry. (Program CIP: 03.0511 - Forestry Technology/Technician)
Research and Curriculum Unit
Secondary vocational-technical education programs in Mississippi are faced with many challenges resulting from sweeping educational reforms at the national and state levels. Schools and teachers are increasingly being held accountable for providing true learning activities to every student in the classroom. This accountability is measured through increased requirements for mastery and attainment of competency as documented through both formative and summative assessments. The courses in this document reflect the statutory requirements as found in Section 37-3-49, Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended (Section 37-3-46). In addition, this curriculum reflects guidelines imposed by federal and state mandates (Laws, 1988, ch. 487, Section 14; Laws, 1991, ch. 423, Section 1; Laws, 1992, ch. 519, Section 4 effective from and after July 1, 1992; Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act III, 1998; and No Child Left Behind Act of 2001). Forestry is an instructional program designed to prepare students to enter occupations related to the field of forestry. The first year topics include Exploring the World of Forestry; Leadership/FFA Activities; Forest Safety; Tree Growth and Stand Development; Dendrology; Forest Surveying and Mapping; Legal Land Descriptions; Tree and Log Measurements; and Introduction to Timber Cruising. The second year instruction focuses on Identifying Forests and Forest Products; Employability Skills/FFA Activities; Forest Management Practices; Advanced Timber Cruising; Timber Marketing; Timber Harvesting; Reforestation; Forest Fire Management; and Forest Insects and Diseases. Graduates may become employed at the entry level or pursue careers in Forestry, Agriculture, Agribusiness, or Natural Resources Education in postsecondary or higher education. Appended are: (1) Proposed Standards for Mississippi Agriculture Education Programs; (2) Academic Standards; (3) Workplace Skills for the 21st Century; (4) National Educational Technology Standards for Students; and (5) Sample Rubrics and Checklists for Assessment Activities. A list of suggested references is provided for each unit. (Contains 7 footnotes.)
Research and Curriculum Unit. Mississippi State University, 103 Russell Street, Starkville, MS 39759. Tel: 662-325-2510; Fax: 662-325-3296; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Technical Education; Mississippi State University, Research and Curriculum Unit
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act 1998; No Child Left Behind Act 2001