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ERIC Number: ED020347
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 1
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AN ANALYSIS OF THE SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS OF LAOS IN VIEW OF ESTABLISHING TEACHER EDUCATION IN AGRICULTURE FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS.
THIPPHAWONG, BOUNNONG
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO ANALYZE EDUCATIONAL DATA AND SOCIOECONOMIC INFORMATION TO DETERMINE THE NEEDS OF PRESERVICE AND INSERVICE AGRICULTURAL TRAINING FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS, TO SUGGEST EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND CURRICULUM WHICH WILL MEET THE DAILY NEEDS OF THE RURAL PEOPLE, AND TO DISCUSS THE CONTRIBUTIONS AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION COULD MAKE TO THE SOCIOECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF LAOS. THE MAJOR SOURCES OF DATA WERE (1) GOVERNMENTAL REPORTS, (2) STUDIES FROM THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, ECONOMY, AND AGRICULTURE, AND (3) UNPUBLISHED MATERIALS FILED AT THE NATIONAL TEACHER TRAINING CENTER. SOME FINDINGS WERE--(1) THE COUNTRY IS PREDOMINANTLY AGRICULTURAL WITH 93 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION ENGAGED IN PRODUCTIVE FARMING, (2) THE ELEMENTARY TEACHERS CONSTITUTE THE LARGEST BODY OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND LIVE IN ALL PARTS OF THE NATION, (3) THE NATIONAL TEACHER CENTER IS THE LARGEST AND MOST IMPORTANT INSTITUTION TRAINING PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS, AND (4) RURAL YOUTH AND ADULT FARMERS PRESENTLY RECEIVE LITTLE ASSISTANCE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT AGRICULTURAL KNOWLEDGE AND TRAINING FOR THE RURAL PEOPLE COULD BE A KEY TO SOCIOECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND THAT THE NATIONAL TEACHER TRAINING CENTER COULD PERFORM A DISTINCT ROLE IN PROVIDING AGRICULTURAL TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR RURAL ELEMENTARY TEACHERS WHO WOULD DISSEMINATE NEEDED KNOWLEDGE TO THE RURAL PEOPLE. THIS PH.D. THESIS, WHICH WAS SUBMITTED TO MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, IS AVAILABLE AS 67-1684 FOR $3.00 ON MICROFILM AND FOR $8.40 AS XEROXED COPY FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, INC., 300 NORTH ZEEB ROAD, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48106. (WB)
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Identifiers: LAOS