David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 6 (1):75-88 (1993)
An interdisciplinary course was designed as an introduction to the applications of, and the socio-economic issues associated with, biotechnology. College students enrolled in the course were surveyed prior to the first formal lecture, and again upon completion of the course. Assessment was made of the impact of the educational materials on the attitudes and perceptions of the students toward the applications of biotechnology to agriculture. Data were collected for the first three semesters in which the course was offered. Answers to survey questions were analyzed on a before and after basis. It was found that students were very accepting of biotechnology prior to taking the course, despite a generally low level of exposure to this type of technology. The course was effective in increasing the knowledge base of the students, but not as effective in allaying their perceptions of risks associated with biotechnology.
|Keywords||biotechnology education agriculture socio-economic issues|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Robert A. Peterson, Richard F. Beltramini & George Kozmetsky (1991). Concerns of College Students Regarding Business Ethics: A Replication. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 10 (10):733 - 738.
James R. Davis & Ralph E. Welton (1991). Professional Ethics: Business Students' Perceptions. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 10 (6):451 - 463.
Seth Wilhelmsen (2010). Training and Generalization of Study Skills for College Students with Disabilities. Inquiry 25 (1):17-28.
Harsh K. Luthar & Ranjan Karri (2005). Exposure to Ethics Education and the Perception of Linkage Between Organizational Ethical Behavior and Business Outcomes. Journal of Business Ethics 61 (4):353 - 368.
Tisha L. N. Emerson & Stephen J. Conroy (2004). Have Ethical Attitudes Changed? An Intertemporal Comparison of the Ethical Perceptions of College Students in 1985 and 2001. Journal of Business Ethics 50 (2):167-176.
Rafik Z. Elias (2009). The Impact of Anti-Intellectualism Attitudes and Academic Self-Efficacy on Business Students' Perceptions of Cheating. Journal of Business Ethics 86 (2):199 - 209.
Richard F. Beltramini, Robert A. Peterson & George Kozmetsky (1984). Concerns of College Students Regarding Business Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 3 (3):195 - 200.
Fred K. Beard (2003). College Student Attitudes Toward Advertising's Ethical, Economic, and Social Consequences. Journal of Business Ethics 48 (3):217-228.
Fumi Maekawa & Darryl Macer (2004). How Japanese Students Reason About Agricultural Biotechnology. Science and Engineering Ethics 10 (4):705-716.
M. Lynnette Smyth & James R. Davis (2004). Perceptions of Dishonesty Among Two-Year College Students: Academic Versus Business Situations. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 51 (1):63-73.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads6 ( #336,406 of 1,726,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #289,836 of 1,726,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?