ERIC Number: ED060332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
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Agricultural Education in the South Pacific.
Sutherland, J. A.
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a paper presenting the results of a survey conducted in 1967 by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations at the request of the South Pacific Commission. The survey included existing facilities for agricultural education in the several territories of the South Pacific: Western Samoa, Papua, New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, New Caledonia and others. An assessment was made of agricultural needs at several educational levels. Certain recommendations were made resulting from this survey. There is a wide variation in the standards of institutions issuing diplomas. In only one territory had an effective philosophy of extension teaching been developed. It is recommended that the South Pacific Commission offer to organize technical inservice training courses for staff members of all colleges, institutes, and schools concerned with agriculture. Training of the teaching of agriculture is a must. Lack of statistical data regarding population makes population projections difficult. Every South Pacific territory visited had a shortage of trained personnel. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Agricultural Colleges, Agricultural Education, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Extension Agents, Extension Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Shortage, Vocational Education Teachers, Young Farmer Education
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome (Italy).
Identifiers: Australia; South Pacific