The Evolution of Agricultural Engineering Education in China
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- Agricultural Engineering; Liberal Education; Professional Education; Talent Training
The evolution of agricultural engineering (AE) education in China is described in this paper. In the help of the American Committee on Agricultural Engineering, the AE major based on liberal education model was established in 1947. Five years later, the majors such as agricultural mechanization, field water conservancy, rural electrification and farm machine featured professional education were established base on the guidance of the former Soviet Union (USSR), until the discipline of AE was officially established in 1979. The change of talent training goals was considered to represent a paradigm shift from a focus on 'professional' content to put more emphasis on 'liberal' content and this reorientation was further reflected by changes in the curriculum to increase the content of general education courses since 1980s. In general, the fusion of patterns between liberal education and professional education is an inevitable trend in the development of AE education in China.
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TY - CONF AU - Lijuan Shi AU - Minli Yang PY - 2015/11 DA - 2015/11 TI - The Evolution of Agricultural Engineering Education in China BT - Proceedings of the 2015 International conference on Engineering Management, Engineering Education and Information Technology PB - Atlantis Press SP - 31 EP - 37 SN - 2352-538X UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/emeeit-15.2015.7 DO - 10.2991/emeeit-15.2015.7 ID - Shi2015/11 ER -