ERIC Number: ED357961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Agriculture and the Undergraduate. Proceedings of a Conference--Investing in the Future: Professional Education for the Undergraduate (Washington, D.C., April 15-17, 1991).
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Board on Agriculture.
This document reports the proceedings of a national conference to chart the comprehensive changes needed to meet the challenges of undergraduate professional education in agriculture. Part I of the proceedings contains the following 14 conference papers: (1) "Rethinking Undergraduate Professional Education for the Twenty-First Century: The University Vantage Point" (Nils Hasselmo); (2) "Rethinking Undergraduate Professional Education for the Twenty-First Century: The Public Policy Vantage Point" (Ray Thornton); (3) "The Challenges for Professional Education in Agriculture: A Corporate Vantage Point" (Robert M. Goodman); (4) "The Environmental Curriculum: An Undergraduate Land-Grant Future?" (John C. Gordon); (5) "Environment and Ecology: Greening the Curriculum, A Public Policy Perspective" (James R. Moseley); (6) "The Inherent Value of the College Core Curriculum" (Lynne V. Cheney); (7) "General Education and the New Curriculum" (Gary E. Miller); (8) "Agriculture: A System, a Science, or a Commodity?" (Norman R. Scott and Brian F. Chabot); (9) "Educating a Culturally Diverse Professional Work Force for the Agricultural, Food, and Natural Resource System" (William P. Hytche); (10) "Scientific Literacy: The Enemy Is Us" (Robert M. Hazen); (11) "The Priority: Undergraduate Professional Education" (Joseph E. Kunsman, Jr.); (12) "Positioning Undergraduate Professional Education as the Priority" (C. Eugene Allen); (13) "Science, Technology, and the Public" (Peter Spotts); (14) "A Challenge, A Charge, and a Commitment" (Karl G. Brandt). Part II of the proceedings presents reports of the 14 conference discussions on such topics as: teaching and research; including agriculture in K-12 education; cultural diversity; designing an environmentally responsible undergraduate curriculum; curriculum innovation; teaching science as inquiry; emphasizing the social sciences and humanities; teaching agricultural science as a system; and various contexts of agriculture (social and ethical, economic, and global). Appendices list program participants and poster exhibit titles and presenters. (MDH)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, College Curriculum, College Instruction, Core Curriculum, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, General Education, Higher Education, Needs Assessment, Professional Education, Science and Society, Scientific Literacy, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study
National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC 20418.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Board on Agriculture.