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Revolutionizing Higher Education in Agriculture: Framework, Principles, and Agenda for Action

Revolutionizing Higher Education in Agriculture: Framework, Principles, and Agenda for Action

H. O. Kunkel (Editor), Chris L. Skaggs (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-29003-3

Nov 2007, Wiley-Blackwell

184 pages

$45.99

Description

With the continuous changes of farming methods and policies, it is crucial that agricultural education evolves with them, pushing towards innovations rather than accepting conventions. This book is a call to arms for educators to prepare for the 21st Century and an entirely new set of possibilities.
Contributors.

Preface.

How to Use This Book.

Part One: The Framework and Principles for Changes.

1. Higher Education in Agriculture: The Setting and the Need for Change.

2. Thinking through Higher Education in Agriculture: Content, Values, and Purpose.

3. Envisioning Higher Education in Agriculture.

4. Forms of Higher Education in Agriculture.

5. Making Change Decisions.

6. Summary and Synthesis of Principles for Systemic Change.

Part Two: The Focus on Implementation and Agenda for Action.

7. Responsibilities and Expectations.

8. Conception and Change.

9. Values.

10. Course Construction.

11. Course Content.

12. Scholarship.

13. Classroom Environment: Participation.

14. Innovation and Systems Thinking.

15. Strategies and Implementation.

Epilogue.

Appendix.

References.

Index.