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ERIC Number: EJ768478
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1350-4622
Agricultural Management Education in Australia: Genesis of a New Degree Programme in Ecological Agriculture
Cochrane, Kerry; Raman, Anantanarayanan; McKenzie, Anthony
Environmental Education Research, v13 n3 p349-366 Jul 2007
While the science community continues to ask how its responsibility to society needs to be expressed in the modern world, higher education grapples with issues of its own, including issues embroiled in the perennial tug-of-war between principle and economic pragmatism. In this paper, the authors give an account of the origins and development of a new undergraduate course in "ecological agriculture" at a regional Australian university campus. In this story, the tug-of-war is dragged strongly back to central issues of purpose and philosophy. Supplementary pragmatic information included are summaries from the feedback from students who have undergone the course and members of the relevant industry obtained through the course evaluations done in the years 2002-2005; moreover, a brief explanation as to how the obstacles faced were met in launching the programme has also been included. Course aims and outcomes are appended. (Contains 3 figures, 2 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia