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ERIC Number: ED261887
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 70
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Agriculture and Biology Teaching. Biology and Human Welfare.
Rao, A. N.; Pritchard, Alan J.
This six-chapter document (part of a series on biology and human welfare) focuses on agriculture and the teaching of this subject area. Major topic areas considered in the first five chapters are: (1) the development of agriculture; (2) agricosystems (considering agriculture as an ecosystem, land utilization and soils, soils and food production, irrigation, and others); (3) agricultural development and food production (examining agriculture and economics, crop zones, agrochemicals, and others); (4) biotechnology and agriculture (considering plant tissue culture, biofertilizers, animal husbandry, and others); and (5) agriculture, people, and food (discussing malnutrition, protein foods, future prospects, and others). The sixth chapter is a curriculum guide for teaching about agriculture in biology courses. Comments on how the subject fits into secondary school biology courses, descriptions of various teaching and learning strategies, and a chart on agricultural aspects of biological education (listing areas of concern and concepts, principles, and/or topics with related practical experiences, teaching/learning strategies, and values/skills fostered) are included. A list of references and resources is also included. (JN)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Science, Technical and Vocational Education.; International Union of Biological Sciences. Commission for Biological Education.