ERIC Number: ED073933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Undergraduate Education in the Sciences for Students in Agriculture and Natural Resources. Summary of Proceedings of Regional Conferences.
Commission on Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington, DC.; National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.
Following a national conference entitled, "Undergraduate Education in the Biological Sciences for Students in Agriculture and Natural Resources," four regional conferences ensued, bringing together teaching faculty members from agriculture, forestry, other natural resource areas, and biology. The papers presented at these regional meetings are collected in this summary report. Two general objectives of the regional conferences were recognized: (1) to acquaint the instructional staffs in agriculture and natural resources with the changes that are taking place in their areas of concern and with the opinions of various study groups as to the education in the sciences needed by their students over the next few decades, and (2) to inform biologists of the needs of students in agriculture and natural resources, for their consideration in planning core curricula and service courses. Individual essays on similar topics are compiled by chapters: (1) Trends in Agricultural Curricula, (2) Trends in Renewable Natural Resources Curricula, (3) Trends in Biology Curricula, (4) Physical Sciences and Mathematics, (5) Social Sciences, (6) The Junior College, (7) Industry's View, and (8) Summary Statements. Appended material is devoted to discussion group summaries, two-year and four-year curricula, subject area recommendations, core curriculum, and organizers, sponsors, and speakers. (BL)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Conference Reports, Curriculum, Higher Education, Natural Resources, Sciences, State of the Art Reviews, Undergraduate Study
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Authoring Institution: Commission on Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington, DC.; National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.