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World Forestry: Forestry Education in France

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Abstract:

Forestry education in France is largely dominated by the civil service, which is by far the largest forestry employer as well as the main supplier of instructors. The system is an elitist one: Foresters obtain high positions largely on the basis of their education. Forest industry is not an important employer of forestry graduates and therefore has little to say about the educational program. Nor do private landowners or consultants bear any influence on forestry curricula. Elitism may be a less effective educational policy than the more democratic system in the United States.

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Holds the Degree of Ingenieur Des Techniques Forestieres from the School of Professional Forestry (ENITEF), Nogent Sur Vernisson, France

Publication date: August 1, 1983

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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