From the Editor
This last issue of 1999 brings a close to a very productive year for the Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education. It started off with an exciting AIAEE Conference in Trinidad & Tobago in March. The spring issue was published and distributed at the conference. The summer conference issue included the outstanding research papers presented at the conference along with keynote addresses, panel discussions and organizational business. This final issue includes research in agricultural and extension education from around the world.
Bridget Udoh discusses the Family Support Program for rural women in Nigeria in her article on page 5. Agro- technical education in China is covered by James Diamond on page 13. The Pennsylvania Governor School for Agricultural Science is examined by Rama Radhakrishna on page 19. Dr. Mohammad Chizari has two interesting articles about extension in Iran on pages 27 and 39. After the successful AIAEE conference this spring in Trinidad & Tobago you=ll want to read the article titled Attitudes of Farmers Toward Farming in Trinidad by Wayne Ganpat and Deokee Bholasingh on page 33.
Finally, Katherine Cason and Richard Poling discuss the extension paraprofessional model on page 47.
Dr. Arlen Etling has sent along two book reviews for this issue of the Journal. He reviews Participatory Curriculum Development in Agricultural Education: A Training Guide (page 53) and Documenting, Evaluating and Learning from our Development Projects: A Participatory Systematization Workbook on page 55.
Several AIAEE members had the exciting opportunity to attend the European Seminar in Extension Education this fall in Cracow, Poland. This conference, the premier extension conference in Europe, is held every other year in a host country throughout Europe. Dr. Satish Verma, AIAEE President, provides the reader with an interesting look at this conference through the eyes of a first-time seminar participant (page 57).
The Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education regularly published abstracts of interest to our readers from the Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension. Five abstracts from this journal appear on pages 61-62.
The Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education could not be published without the cooperation of AIAEE members and professionals from around the world who submit their research, comments and professional ideas. An index of all articles published in Volume 6 of the Journal appears on pages 63-64. I=d also like to thank all the reviewers who gave of their time and talent to review papers for the Journal this year. Their help and dedication to the profession is greatly appreciated.
As we enter the year 2000, the Journal is continually in need of feature papers, commentary articles and tools for the profession. Please consider submitting your scholarly writing and encourage your colleagues to consider publishing their works in the Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education.
Finally, Satish Verma sends word that he has copies of the 1999 AIAEE Conference Proceedings available for $30 per copy. If you did not purchase one at the Trinidad & Tobago conference or would like to purchase another copy for your personal or professional library, please contact Satish.