ERIC Number: ED238092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Relations between Education and Technical Progress in Agriculture: Training of Specialists: The Sudanese Experience.
Gutelman, Michel; And Others
Focusing on the training of agricultural specialists (supervisors and operational technicians) in Sudan, this study identifies issues in the general agricultural situation and the type of agricultural development practiced there, the education system's output of technicians, and the degree of harmony between education and national needs. The potential for Sudan's agriculture is discussed and background data provided on the systems of agricultural production now being used, including farming by irrigation, by the mechanized rain-fed method, and by traditional methods. An assessment of Sudanese development plans and prospects emphasizes the types of training needed and forecasts the number of specialists that the educational system must be prepared to produce in order to meet future national requirements. A description of the approach to agricultural training within the Sudanese educational system shows how students are channeled into technical fields and details agricultural instruction at the senior secondary level, at agricultural institutes, and at Sudanese universities. Having established background on agricultural potentials and on educational frameworks, the research team compares the supply of agricultural technicians with projected needs. They find inadequacies in national planning that result in deficiencies in the numbers of specialists, particularly in technicians in the field, in effective placement procedures for graduates, and in the inefficient use of trained personnel. (JW)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Occupations, Education Work Relationship, Educational Development, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries, High Schools, Higher Education, Supervisory Training, Tables (Data), Technical Education, Technological Advancement
IIEP Publications, International Institute for Educational Planning, 7-9 rue Eugene-Delacroix, 75016 Paris, France (Order No. S.20; Frs. 10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Identifiers: International Institute for Educational Planning; Sudan
Note: Research Project on: "Educational Development and Technological Change: A New Task for Planning" directed by Ratchik Avakov.