ERIC Number: ED023833
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
Trained Manpower for To-morrow's Agriculture. Documentation in Agriculture and Food.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Manpower Div.
Training requirements were projected using survey data of agricultural employment needs and the number of students in agriculture in France and Sweden. Independent studies in each country investigated recent trends in agriculture, the present situation in agricultural education, employment training needs, and implications for the future. Projection methods used were analyzed. Conclusions were: (1) The present lack of data in rural education should be remedied, (2) Improved methods of forecasting the demand for agriculturally trained personnel are needed, and (3) Improved methods should be devised to measure the productivity of agricultural training. Essential types of data needed concerned manpower in agriculture, manpower in related agricultural activities, educational supply and demand, and educational resources. Further research was recommended on (1) methodology of projecting manpower supply and demand, (2) productivity of investment in agricultural education, (3) comparative advantages of differences in school size, class size, and course duration, (4) pedagogic problems of training, (5) other pedagogic problems, (6) relationships between training level and syllabus content, and (7) impacts of alternative syllabuses on resource needs in terms of buildings, equipment, textbooks, teaching, and auxiliary staff. (DM)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Personnel, Agricultural Trends, Educational Demand, Educational Needs, Educational Resources, Employment Projections, Enrollment, Foreign Countries, Labor Force, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Labor Utilization, Methods, Occupational Surveys, Program Development, Statistical Data, Surveys
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Manpower Div.
Identifiers: France; Sweden