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ERIC Number: ED133448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec-7
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Relationship Between the Agricultural Education Division and the Agricultural Education Advisory Council--One Possible Future.
Fuller, Gerald R.
This paper envisions one possible future relationship between the Agricultural Education Division of the American Vocational Association and its Agricultural Education Advisory Council. The author imagines that the year is 1985 and describes some of the imaginary changes that have occurred in the interim. These changes involve the establishment of a national professional organization of agricultural educators, initiation for planning that emanates at the State level, and the adoption of futures planning or the careful probing of the future to identify alternatives and examine the possible consequences of each. In each of these imagined changes, the lay-expert advisory council has played a key role in stimulating action for change and in serving as a communication link between the profession and industry. In conclusion the author returns to the present and reiterates his theme more explicitly: (1) The future is being shaped by decisions, or lack of decisions, which are made each day; (2) those who continuously carefully examine the alternative futures and their consequences are best able to make conscious decisions to bring about the most desirable future; and finally (3) the agricultural education profession must unify its efforts and initiate the ongoing futures planning process in which the advisory council can be of continued assistance. (Author/NJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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