ERIC Number: ED387316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Soil Science Education: Philosophy and Perspectives. SSSA Special Publication Number 37.
Baveye, Philippe, Ed.; And Others
Soil science provides the educational framework to integrate components of earth science systems, to understand the causes and consequences of spatial variability, and view dynamic processes impacting ecosystems in a holistic perspective. This book, a special publication of the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), identifies and analyzes current challenges facing soil science education. Chapters include: (1) "Introducing Soil Science into the K-12 Curriculum" ("Cooper, Terence H.; Schultz, John W.; & Barton, Marion); (2) "Undergraduate Core Curriculum in Soil Science" (Barbarick, K. A.); (3) "Trends in Soil Science Teaching Programs" (Letey, J.); (4) "Revision and Rescue of an Undergraduate Soil Science Program" (Taskey, Ronald, D.); (5) "Understanding Cognitive Styles: How To Teach to the Whole Soil Science Classroom" (Friedman, Diana, B.; & Parrott, Rodney, J.); (6) "Private Sector Experience of a Soil Science Graduate" (Reese, Frances A.); (7) "Advising M.S. Graduate Students: Issues and Perspectives" (Sparks, Donald L.); (8) "Supervision of Ph.D. Level Soil Science Graduate Students" (Jackson, Marion, L.); (9) "Advising Doctoral Students in Soil Science" (Traina, Samuel J.); (10) "The Advisor-Advisee Relationship in Soil Science Graduate Education: Survey and Analysis" (Baveye, Philippe; and Vermeylen, Francoise); (11) "Educational Needs in Soils and Crops of Graduate Students from Developing Countries" (Larson, W. E.; Crookson, R. Kent & Cheng, H. H.); (12) "Advising Students from Developing Countries" (Bornemisza, Elemer); (13) "Nontraditional Students: Off-Campus M.S. Degree in Agronomy" (Banwart, W. L.; and Miller, D. A.); (14) "Distance Education in Soil Science: Reading the Nontraditional Students" (Lansu, Angelique L. E.; Ivens, Wilfried, P. M. F.; and Hummel, Hans G. K.); and (15) "Fostering Learner Self-Direction in Soil Science Graduate Courses: A New Paradigm" (Baveye, Philippe). Each chapter contains references. (JRH)
Descriptors: Agronomy, Earth Science, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Holistic Approach, Science Education, Soil Science, Systems Approach
Soil Science Society of America, Inc., 677 South Segoe Road, Madison, WI 53711 ($18).
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Soil Science Society of America, Inc., Madison, WI.