Agricultural literacy has become an issue in Korea. The purpose of this study was to explorethe contents, problems, and possibility of teaching general agriculture through the publicschool systems in Korea. The survey included all teachers in the elementary, middle, highschools in September 1999. Seven hundred sixty five teachers responded and the responserate was 73.6%.This study showed the low possibility of teaching general agriculture through the schoolsystems in the future because there were more female teachers and younger teachers inschools. The first reason for teaching agriculture by teachers was to increase students'literacy on the subject matter. However, there were few sequences between grades andsubjects. The contents of general agriculture for elementary, middle, and high schoolstudents were not enough for informing the society. If general agriculture is instructed toenhance student's agricultural caliber, it should be organized and integrated systematicallyinto the curriculum according to the level of school systems.

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