ERIC Number: ED366788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Identification of Researchable Topics on International Agricultural Education. A Delphi Study.
Miller, Larry E.; Madou-Bangurah, Kabba
A modified Delphi technique was used to identify topics in international agricultural education considered by eight experts on agricultural education to be areas needing research. All eight (100%) of the experts completed the first-round mail questionnaire, and seven (87.5%) completed the second and third rounds. Survey category areas were as follows: administration/supervision; curriculum development; communications/delivery methods; pedagogy/instructional methods; evaluation/accountability; youth/adult organizations; personnel staff development/inservice/preservice; community resource development; supervised occupational experience programs; research/development activities; facilities/equipment; women in agriculture development; and funding. A summary of topics receiving unanimous acceptance is as follows: role of technical assistance; nonformal programming factors; comparative studies; public/private linkages; effective institutional structures; developing nations' resource constraints; linkages with developing nations' agricultural universities; international agriculture knowledge of secondary students; foreign language requirements; indigenous practices and new subject matter; primary agricultural education in developing nations; internationalizing curricula; experiential international ag ed; human resource development; international agricultural knowledge in degree programs and K-12; developing nations' communication linkages; mass media; using indigenous knowledge; agriculture texts for developing nations; technology transfer; follow-up of innovative programs; analysis of ag ed in developing nations; evaluating adoption of ag innovations; case studies of successful programs; youth leadership skill needs; young and adult farmer skill needs; foreign graduate student research; supplemental experiences for foreign students; alternatives to long-term degree training; cross-cultural teaching; motivators of extension workers; participation of all segments in agricultural development; role of ag ed in institution building; ties between domestic and international ag students in U.S. universities; and involvement of women in development. (Contains 17 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Programs, Agricultural Education, Community Development, Community Resources, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Delphi Technique, Educational Administration, Educational Equipment, Educational Facilities, Educational Research, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Inservice Teacher Education, International Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Research Needs, Research Opportunities, Secondary Education, Staff Development, Student Organizations, Supervised Occupational Experience (Agriculture), Teaching Methods, Womens Education, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Nashville, TN, December 1993).