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ERIC Number: EJ932995
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1360-080X
Developments in Australian Agricultural and Related Education
McSweeney, Peter; Rayner, John
Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, v33 n4 p415-425 2011
While the calm waters metaphor might explain the changes navigated by Australian agricultural education through most of its history, the last 20 or so years have been very turbulent. Now, the new millennium sees agricultural education in both Australia and the Western world facing a different and less certain future. This paper analyses some of the structural changes to occur in the provision of agricultural higher education and revisits some of the key themes addressed in the McColl Report, the last substantive review of Australian agricultural and related education. While this report foreshadowed a weakening demand for education places, it did not foresee the extent of the decline in agricultural enrolments nor the profound changes to the provider landscape, particularly in the State of Victoria. Curriculum trends are also having an impact on upon the visibility of agriculture within higher education and this has implications for education-to-career transparency. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia