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ERIC Number: ED020141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 33
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Reference Count: 0
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UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION IN RENEWABLE NATURAL RESOURCES, AN ASSESSMENT.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.
REPORTED ARE THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PANEL ON NATURAL RESOURCE SCIENCE OF THE COMMISSION ON EDUCATION IN AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES FOR IMPROVING UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION OF SCIENTISTS, MANAGERS, AND OTHER PERSONS PROFESSIONALLY ENGAGED IN DEVELOPING, MANAGING, AND PROTECTING THE RENEWABLE NATURAL RESOURCES OF THE UNITED STATES. THE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE SUPPORTED BY AN EXTENSIVE STUDY OF PROPOSED COURSES AND CURRICULA, REPORTS, ARTICLES, RECOMMENDATIONS BY PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES, AND STANDARDS OF EMPLOYING AGENCIES. IT IS INDICATED THAT CURRENT NATURAL RESOURCE CURRICULA ARE FREQUENTLY CHARACTERIZED BY INSUFFICIENT EMPHASIS ON THE NATURAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, A HIGH DEGREE OF VOCATIONAL ORIENTATION, AND INAPPROPRIATELY NARROW SPECIALIZATION. THE GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ALL UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULA IN RENEWABLE NATURAL RESOURCES ARE (1) THAT STUDENTS IN THESE CURRICULA BE EXPOSED TO FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS AND VIEWPOINTS OF THE NATURAL SCIENCES, MATHEMATICS, SOCIAL SCIENCES, AND HUMANITIES REGARDLESS OF INTENDED PROFESSIONAL SPECIALIZATION, (2) THAT AFTER COMPLETING THE FUNDAMENTAL PROGRAM THE STUDENTS SHOULD CONCENTRATE IN ONE OF SEVERAL BROAD AREAS SUCH AS PLANT SCIENCE, ANIMAL SCIENCE, SOCIAL SCIENCE, SOIL SCIENCE, AND WATER SCIENCE, (3) THAT WORK IN SPECIFIC PROFESSIONAL AREAS MAY BE ADDED TO THE BASIC PROGRAM AND TO COURSES IN EMPHASIS AREAS, (4) THAT ELECTIVES BE UNRESTRICTED, AND (5) THAT INTERDISCIPLINARY RELATIONS BE STRESSED THROUGHOUT THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE PRINTING AND PUBLISHING OFFICE, NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, 2101 CONSTITUTION AVENUE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20418. (DS)
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Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: National Academy of Sciences; National Research Council