ERIC Number: ED060375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
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Agricultural Education in Australia.
Farquhar, R. N.
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a comprehensive survey of education and training for agriculture in Australia. The present facilities are described, and then set against estimates of present and future needs. Constructive proposals are made as to how these needs can best be met by agricultural institutions of various types. Secondary schools, technical colleges and schools, institutes of technology, agricultural colleges, universities and agricultural extension services are all involved in agricultural education and training in Australia. At present, farming absorbs a relatively large proportion of those who leave school early with little formal education above the statutory minimum. As agriculture in the future will require higher education, potential farmers should be encouraged to get more training in schools that cater more to their needs. Sheep and wool subjects predominate as courses in the institutions offering agricultural courses. Australian agricultural schools are residential, with farms attached. The universities do not cater adequately to horticulture, dairying, conservation, and the agribusiness. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Adult Education, Agricultural Education, Agronomy, Curriculum, Dairy Farmers, Educational Facilities, Extension Education, Farm Management, Farmers, Horticulture, Rural Extension, Surveys, Vocational Education
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.