The teaching of agriculture by Aretas Wilbur NolanThe teaching of agriculture by Aretas Wilbur Nolan

The teaching of agriculture

byAretas Wilbur Nolan

Paperback | February 7, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1918 Excerpt: ... SOME METHODS AND PMNCDPLES IN TEACHING AGRICULTURE A fundamental principle. Whatever the text, method of teaching, order of sequence, or content of subject-matter may be, out of a course of agricultural instruction should result as an asset to the student: first, clear and sure knowledge of the practical things v to know and to do in order, here and now, to maintain the best standards of crop and animal production known, and to make such improvements as are needed to reach these standards; second, good business judg- ment in matters of buying and selling on the markets of the world; and, third, social consciousness of civic «/ relations as a good citizen. The science of agriculture and farm practice. Upon the introduction of agriculture into the high school one often hears from school boards and principals:, "Now we must get some land and equipment right away." The idea is to make the course practical, and the opinion seems to prevail that if the school could acquire land and elaborate equipment, then the problem of practical work is solved. There are two weaknesses to this proposition: first, the failure to realize that the science of agriculture, and the sciences contributing to it, may be as practical to the successful vocation of agriculture as farm practice; and, second, that as our schools are now organized it is not possible to get any real farm practice from the use of school land. When we think of science as organized knowledge or information upon any subject, and realize that before there can be any scientific farm practice, the farmer must get the science or information, then we can see that a genuinely practical part of agricultural study would be to get the facts and principles of the science, and this can be done through books, lectures, ...
Title:The teaching of agricultureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217399290

ISBN - 13:9780217399296