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Agronomy Journal Abstract -

On Higher Education, Agriculture, and Soil Science in Turkey1


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  1. Vol. 58 No. 6, p. 639-642
    Received: Mar 28, 1966

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  1. Wybe Kroontje2



Some aspects of American (Land-grant) and Continental European educational philosophies important to university development in Turkey are described. In view of limited resources available and great demands for trained personnel it is suggested that before changing curricula in agriculture and soil science from 4 to 5 years the following alternatives be considered: (1)lengthening the semester period,. (2) introducing a summer session, and (3) establishing a graduate course of study. Stationing of research personnel of the Ministry of Agriculture at the universities is recommended and the appointment of extension specialists to the Faculties of Agriculture advocated. Coordination of activities and resources of national and international academic and professional communities is necessary if not mandatory to avert famines in many parts of the world.

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