ERIC Number: ED262280
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May-24
Reference Count: N/A
Developing and Strengthening of Agricultural Education in Antigua. A Report.
Meaders, O. Donald
A study examined present agricultural education programs in Antigua 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, Antigua State College, and secondary schools in the country. Although it is clear that the present agricultural education program in Antigua is in urgent need of improvement, the currently existing general goals of self-reliance and proper use of land and other natural resources are not sufficient to plan a direction for the country's agricultural education program. Clear, specific national goals for both the short- and long-term improvement of instruction in the primary and secondary schools and teacher preparation must be formulated. Moreover, the importance of both education and agriculture to the development of Antigua should be reflected in the budgets of the two ministries responsible for each of these. (Appendixes to this report include a listing of documents reviewed by the researcher, data on present staffing and training needs in Antigua, and selected information concerning educational institutions and enrollment in them.) (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: Antigua and Barbuda