The Agricultural Education Magazine

The Agricultural Education Magazine publishes articles on instruction leadership, supervision, and curriculum development in agricultural education in the United States and other countries.

Articles from Vol. 79, No. 1, July/August

Agricultural Diversity: An Integral Part of Agricultural Education
Agricultural Education is diverse. In any program, diversity can be found. According to Merriam-Webster's online dictionary, diversity is "differing from one another: composed of distinct or unlike elements or qualities "(www.m-w.com). Agricultural education...
Amichuth - Heot: To Learn - to Bloom
I had never been to any place where it seemed as though the cattle used the sidewalks more than the residents of the town, or the horses took their time crossing the roads as if they existed solely for their benefit. These were just a few of the things...
Back to Basics: Traditions in Agricultural Educaiton Lead to Diversity
The stages and importance of diversity in agricultural education is becoming more important in the eyes of agriscience teachers in the state of Arizona. As I travel the state supervising student teachers, I find that on a consistent basis, the issue...
Benefits of Diversity
To prepare our students for life and leadership, our educational philosophy must focus on the total, or holistic, development of students as people. Students develop in many dimensions in their Agricultural Education programs: intellectually, cognitively,...
But We've Always Done It This Way!
The play is one familiar to most agriculture teachers. Let's look in on two scenes.Scene 1: FFA Chapter Banquet Planning Committee meeting. Those present include the advisor, committee chair, several seniors, and other committee members. The discussion...
How Do You Define Diversity?
Reecently I was approached by a teacher educator with an idea for an article on diversity. The question was, "Wi// an article focusing on socioeconomic differences be appropriate for the 'Diversity' issue? I had the impression that 'they ' were looking...
Just Do the Right Thing!
The Nike commercial, "Just do it", captures the essence of anyone who wants to do something that is important. It simply states, "just do it." Why can't Agricultural Education just do it and embark on the essential programmatic changes to prepare Agricultural...
Leveling the Playing Field
When I saw the call for manuscripts for The Agricultural Education Magazine on the theme of enhancing diversity, the first thing I thought about was a phrase from a popular church public service announcement... "Isn't it about time?"Tools at HandHelping...
Multiple Intelligences within Agricultural Education
Developed by psychologist Howard Gardner, the theory of multiple intelligences asserts that there are at least eight ways that people have of perceiving and understanding the world. The labels identify a distinct "intelligence" or set of skills individuals...
Sign Me Up!
They were ready. Four eager young men. FFA members all. Their advisor, Mr. Cobb said they could do it. Long hours were spent in preparation and practice. They were determined to be number one. Yes, Mr. Cobb had prepared them well. His expertise in this...
The Agricultural Education Potluck: A Microcosm of America
One of the greatest social traditions utilized within the office, church, and home in order to encourage camaraderie is "Potluck". In "Potluck" everyone brings something different to the dinner table, adding to the overall variety and culinary quality...