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. 81, No. 4, January/February

At Long Last National Content Standards for Agricultural Education
BackgroundThe need for national content standards for agricultural education has been debated for decades. Many in the profession contended that we need such standards to give validity to our programs. Other areas of CareerTechnical Education (CTE) had...
Content Standards
(ProQuest: ... denotes text stops here in original.)I"t's been a few years since I first sat down to write a course .of study, more than 25 years actually. Under the guidance of Dr. Lowell Hedges, I meandered my way through the process. A few years later,...
Content Standards-Positioning Agricultural Education as a Key Component of Education Reform
When my father signed his first teaching contract as the Agricultural Education Instructor for the Prairie Heights School Corporation in 1963, little did he know how quickly things would change! He was hired to train young boys into a skilled set of...
How School Taught Me I Was Poor
"You're poor, white trash," Danny hissed as sashayed by me on the dusty, pebbleJL filled playground at first recess. I started to cry, and I remember that Phillip laughed and said, "He's crying like someone threw dirt in his eyes." And that's exactly...
How Will a National Set of Program Standards Help Our Students
From certification to No Child Left Behind, and school district bus requests to Perkins Law, academic standards, program standards, and content standards are permeating agricultural education nationwide. At least in Idaho, all three types of standards...
Keeping the Alabama AgriScience Fires Hot!
Three years ago, Alabama's Agriscience program data revealed a troubling set of numbers that involved Agriscience students, and teachers. The number of FFA members and their participation in state leadership events were decreasing at an alarming rate....
National Ag Ed Content Standards
What are they? Why are they important? What are they based on? When were they developed? Who developed them? Who paid for them? Why do we need them? How are they supposed to be used? What's in it for me? These are all valid questions that have been recently...
Pandora's Box
Sometimes life sends us flowers-sometimes thorns! Deciding on themes for a year's worth of professional trade magazines can be a daunting task. If left to my own devices, I would probably be in danger of setting themes issue by issue! Thankfully wiser...
Program & Curriculum Standards: Mapping the Future of Agricultural Eduction
The concept of program standards in agricultural education has been thrust into the forefront of the reconfiguration and reinvention of agricultural education as we know it. With the inception of the national career clusters, it becomes imperative that...
STANDARDS-Program, Content or Both: How Will This Affect Agricultural Education Practice?
Now that is a question for the profession! Will our current efforts with program and content standards make a difference? Will the funding spent on development of standards at state and national levels impact the education of agricultural education students...
The Value of Quality Program Standards for Agriscience Education
Globalization has had and will continue to have a huge impact on the agriculture industry; an industry in which we hope our students will pursue employment. As agriscience educators, we have an obligation to ensure they are ready to enter this rapidly...