In the recent edition of Teacher Education in Agriculture, the role of agriculture teachers in the international scene was examined. It was pointed out that changing global situations are bringing new challenges and opportunities to teachers of agriculture. With the increased emphasis on technical assistance and training related to improved methods for technological transfer, teachers of agriculture are now being recruited on an unprecedented scale for overseas assignments. Therefore, it seems appropriate that educators expand their knowledge of agriculture and educational systems in other countries. This article will provide some insight into agricultural education in Portugal.



Portugal, international agriculture, overseas assignments, agricultural education

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