ERIC Number: ED331367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Winrock/NAFSA Workshop on Improving Academic Programs in Agriculture for Students from Developing Countries. NAFSA Working Paper #19.
This report presents the results of a January 26-27, 1990, workshop organized by the National Association of Foreign Student Affairs (NAFSA) and the Winrock Institute for Agricultural Development to discuss ways to improve academic programs for international students studying in graduate agricultural disciplines. Participants were sponsored foreign graduate students, academic advisors from various agricultural disciplines, and international program administrators. Summaries of general workshop discussions are organized by category of participants. Action agenda recommendations include: the development of documentation to explain the role and activities of participant training contractors; creation of small research award programs to support early professional development in home countries; internationalization of United States universities' curricula in agriculture, incorporating relevance of agriculture education to home country situations; and the development of a central clearinghouse to provide relevant information and resources for international student advising. Appended are summaries of formal workshop presentations: "Improving Academic Programs in Agriculture for Students from Developing Countries: Concerns of African Ph.D. Students" (Josephine Beoku-Betts); "Improving Academic Programs in Agriculture for Students from Developing Countries: Concerns of Field Staff" (Michael Wallace); and "Improving Academic Programs in Agriculture for Students from Developing Countries: Developing an Advising Network" (William Smart.) The workshop agenda and a list of participants and their affiliations are included. Contains five references. (LPT)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, College Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Educational Improvement, Foreign Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education
NAFSA Association of International Educators, 1985 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20009-5728 ($3.50 plus postage and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC. Office of International Training.
Authoring Institution: National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC. Field Service Program.