Mission, Initiatives, And Obstacles To Research In Agricultural Education: A National Delphi Using External Decision Makers

Philip Buriak, Glen C. Shinn
1989 Journal of Agricultural Education  
Systematic research has established science and technology as central components of our worldclass agricultural industry (Kerr, 1987) . This dedicated, programmatic research effort has discovered new facts and revised accepted theories, and in effect, has revolutionized agriculture. Has agricultural education experienced a similar research driven revolution? "Progress during the past years in the technological and methodological aspects of research (in agricultural education) has not been
more » ... has not been accompanied by comparable improvements in another very important aspect of research, namely, the relevance, significance, and importance of problems and issues that we investigate . . . I propose that our highest priority for continuing progress in research in agricultural education must be that we pay greater attention to the significance and importance of the problems and issues that we research" (Warmbrod, 1986, p. 9). Similar concerns regarding issues, focus, and programmatic efforts have been expressed by Krebs
doi:10.5032/jae.1989.04014 fatcat:u737763yqrcwnkz42ulssf44i4