Improving forestry education through participatory curriculum development: a case study from Vietnam

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This journal article presents a case study of the Social Forestry Support Programme in Vietnam, in which Participatory Curriculum Development (PCD) plays a fundamental part. Beginning with stakeholder identification and analysis, PCD provides an overall framework for educational development. Recognising constraints associated with the process, the paper describes strategies aimed at capacity building, management of stakeholder involvement and planning and evaluation. As different stakeholders learn to learn together through discourse and interaction, the chances of sustainable outcomes from the PCD process should be improved. The dynamic and flexible nature of PCD suggests that there is considerable potential for its adaptation and application in a range of different contexts.

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Journal of agricultural education and extension
Vol. 7, no.2
Dr P. Taylor, SFSP, Helvetas Vietnam, GPO Box 81, Hanoi, Vietnam

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D : Agriculture and NRM : Forestry and agroforestry 4303