ERIC Number: ED058430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Research and Development Strategies in Agricultural Education for the Seventies.
Coster, John K.; Dane, J. K.
This paper attempts to re-examine the role of the agricultural educator and the agricultural researcher during the decade of the 1970's. Based on the national goals, the magnitude of the problems of providing adequate programs, and the findings of research, the authors contend that agricultural education should assume the responsibility for providing the leadership to reconstruct vocational education for rural people in America. Studies have shown that rural youth generally have a lower level of aspiration than urban youth. They tend to be reluctant to migrate to locations where occupational opportunities are more plentiful, and in view of the declining opportunities for farm employment, there are special problems in providing alternatives for rural youth. Research strategies for the decade ahead may be divided into short-range and long-range strategies. Short-term strategy for research in rural vocational education is to expedite the attainment of national goals through program modification, and long-range strategy should concentrate on developing new programs required to attain the national goals. Relevant vocational education must be provided those people living in rural areas. (GEB)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Comprehensive and Vocational Education Research.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Center for Occupational Education.