ERIC Number: ED262277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar-5
Reference Count: N/A
Development and Strengthening of Agricultural Education in Commonwealth of Dominica. A Report.
Meaders, O. Donald
A study examined existing agricultural education programs in Dominica and made recommendations for needed improvements. Data for the evaluation were obtained from numerous documents and publications, field trips, and discussions with key officials in various ministries and institutions, including the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Education, Clifton Dupigny Community College and various secondary schools throughout the country, a farm, a market, and the La Plaine French Technical Cooperation Project. The existing agricultural education programs in the Commonwealth of Dominica should be strengthened inasmuch as they are needed as part of the country's human resource development to achieve improved agricultural productivity and improved rural living. The Ministry of Education should continue to bear the primary responsibility for administration of agricultural education in the country; moreover, the Ministry of Education should strengthen the supportive services and cooperation that it provides in the delivery and supervision of agricultural education. Included among the areas in which improvements are particularly needed are the following: staff development, curriculum and instructional development, improvement of facilities and equipment, establishment and assistance of pilot school programs, and establishment of a network for communication and exchange among educators within Dominica and from other Caribbean islands. (Appendixes to this report include a listing of documents reviewed by the researcher, data on present staffing and conclusions based on a previous study of agricultural colleges in the country.) (MN)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Economic Development, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, School Role, Teacher Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Dept. of Agricultural and Extension Education.
Identifiers - Location: Dominica