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ERIC Number: EJ828076
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1389-224X
Learning in Agriculture: Rural Development Agents in France Caught between a Job Identity and a Professional Identity
Albaladejo, Christophe; Couix, Nathalie; Barthe, Laurence
Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, v13 n2 p95-106 Jun 2007
This paper is an interpretation by researchers of oral and written accounts of ten development agents who have participated in various seminars and discussions since 2001, organized by researchers of INRA and of the University of Toulouse. According to the transcripts of lectures, discussions and articles written by development agents, it seems that the ten development agents analysed dealt with three major themes, all of which concern the new skills required by rural development actors. The first of these concerns social learning in general and, in particular, the complex interactions between public policies, as they are applied through decrees, and new local initiatives. The second theme concerns learning processes at work in rural development professions and new skills required by development agents. Finally, the third theme deals with the sensitive relationship between learning by development agents and learning by local communities or by organizations with which, or for whom, these agents work. (Contains 1 figure and 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: France