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Not enough class time dedicated to Ontario agriculture – poll


March 19, 2008
By Fruit & Vegetable

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Nearly 73 per cent of teachers and
70 per cent of parents feel not enough classroom time is dedicated to
learning about farming or food production practices in Ontario.

Nearly 73 per cent of teachers and 70 per cent of parents feel not enough classroom time is dedicated to learning about farming or food production practices in Ontario. These are the findings of an Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Ontario Agri-Food Education Inc. between May 2 and 12, 2006 (Parents), and December 11 and 20, 2006 (Teachers). Specifically, 39 per cent of teachers say “not quite enough” time is spent on farming and food production issues while another 34 per cent say “definitely not enough.” Meanwhile, only one per cent said too much classroom time is spent on this topic. Among parents, 42 per cent say “not quite enough” time is spent on learning about farming or food production, while another 27 per cent say “definitely not enough”. Only two per cent say too much time is spent

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