ERIC Number: ED054362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Agriculture and Natural Resources Postsecondary Programs.
Sherman, G. Allen; Pratt, Arden L.
The science of agriculture and natural resources has undergone changes in recent years and now offers new job opportunities, using the term agribusiness to denote this expanded concept. In view of these changes, school administrators need to be aware of the educational opportunities in this area of work. This publication is intended to aid the director of instruction in a postsecondary institution seeking information regarding curriculums in agriculture and natural resources. It describes the new, broadened concept of this occupational field, and provides sample courses for technical curriculums, Educational opportunities for urban as well as rural students are pointed out, and suggestions are made for ways to serve some of the educational needs of non-agricultural students. Among the topics treated in the eight chapters of this document are: (1) What are the Opportunities of the Future? (2) Schools and Students, (3) Types of Programs, (4) Courses for Technical Curriculums, and (5) Faculty Selection and Training. (Author/JS)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Occupations, Agricultural Technicians, Economic Opportunities, Educational Opportunities, Natural Resources, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Rural Youth, Student Needs, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Urban Youth
American Association of Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($2.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.