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ERIC Number: ED121543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Oct-31
Pages: 47
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Samples of Farmer Training Programmes in Asia with Special Reference to Sons of Small Farmers.
Clark, G. Cameron
Three case studies are presented which describe new approaches to agricultural education and training of Asian rural farm youth on their own small farms in Ceylon, the Philippines, and Indonesia. Providing an initial summary, each case study is discussed in terms of its background; planning stages; objectives; course of events; problems; results; and significant lessons learned. The Ceylon experiment (1963-64) is described as involving 31 youth (aged 16 to 25) in individual home farm projects; wherein, trainers spent two-thirds of their time on the trainees' farms dealing with realistic problems as they arose and the rest of their time in formalized instruction (parent/student/teacher cooperation and coordination are cited as major reasons for program successes). The Philippine project is described as a two-year terminal training course for out-of-school male and female farm youth aged 12 to 25; wherein, trainees spent the majority of their time mastering technical farm/home and managerial skills via well planned home projects closely supervised by an instructor. The Indonesia study is described as involving two components: The Young Farmers' Courses (two hours of lecture per week for mature farm youth also engaged in home projects); and the Young Farmers Training Centers (one-year terminal vocational agricultural education offered to future farmers aged 17 to 25). (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; Indonesia; Philippines