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. 80, No. 2, September/October

Aligning Curriculum with Teacher Needs
Where are we going with curriculum issues?Ernest L. Boyer, in his definitive report on school reform "High School," identifies the second goal of education as promoting student learning through a curriculum based on significant, shared human experiences....
Developing an Agricultural Education Curriculum for 2015
Curriculum standards based reform introductionThe modern standards-based education reform movement started with the 1983 report, "A Nation at Risk." Over the last 24 years, several state and national reform efforts have been established. Nationally,...
Don't Throw the Baby out with the Bathwater!
Forty years ago as I was preparing to become a teacher, I received instruction about how to build a course of study for a vocational agriculture program and was required to develop one for a selected community utilizing the principles I had learned....
Inclusion Corner
Think about it! BillyeIn the July/August Issue you were given the suggestion of tapping the Implicit Association Test (IAT) as a tool for use with your students. Hidden Bias Tests measure unconscious, or automatic, biases. Your willingness to examine...
The Animal School
Once upon a time, the animals decided they must do something heroic to meet the problems of a "new world. " So they organized a school.They adopted an activity curriculum consisting of running, climbing, swimming and flying. To make it easier to administer...
The Case for the CASE Model: Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education
The National Council for Agricultural Education is currently in the development phase of The CASE Model - The Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education. The CASE Model is the result of a Council taskforce that reviewed a national curriculum framework....
The Never-Ending Story
There are many stories that have an ending. The search for a good recipe for apple pie is one. The author has found the ideal recipe. The story of his search is over. However, other stories never end. These neverending stories abound in education. They...
Thinking about Curriculum!
When I heard the theme for this issue, "Eenie, Meanie, Minie, Moe . . .Pick the Curriculum that best fits Joe," I wondered who Joe was. Was it Joe Teacher, Joe Student, Joe Businessperson, Joe School Principal, or someone else? I believe all are important...
What Do Bath Towels, Animals and Curriculum Have in Common?
Have you ever thought about bath towels? I mean big, fluffy, soft towels and how good they feel when you step out of a bath. Did you know that towels, as we know them, did not become easily accessible until the 20th Century? In fact, until the mechanization...
What Impact Will State and Federal Legislation Have in Future Curricular Decisions?
The selection of a curricular focus for an agricultural education program is likely one of the most important decisions with which secondary teachers of agriculture are faced. This single set of decisions has implications for student motivation to enroll,...