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. 6, May/June

A Research Primer for Agricultural Educators
When Dr. Ralph Bender ffered me a graduate ssistantship at Ohio State some years ago, I said yes but there were three conditions that had to be met:1. The assistantship had to start on July 1.2. The assistantship had to pay a certain amount.3. The assistantship...
Critical Thinking and Cognition: Questions That Enhance Cognitive Development
"Pop" QuizThe teacher says, "Given this unopened, unharmed, 12 ounce can of diet soda, and the equivalent brand name unopened, unharmed, 12 ounce can of regular soda, and this beaker of water, write your hypothesis for the outcome when I gently place...
Determine Your Program's Direction: Conduct a Needs Assessment
What does your agricultural education program do well? What are some areas that your program could improve upon? As an agricultural education instructor you could probably rattle offa list for both of those questions. However, have you taken the time...
How to Become an Effective Consumer of Research in Agricultural Education?
As the world is continuously changing agricultural educators must be prepared to change curricula and teaching to meet the needs of the changing world. As Lee mentioned (2006. p. 16) "Making adjustments and coping with environmental changes have allowed...
Inclusion Corner
Summertime....As I began working on this piece of the magazine, it struck me once again, how something this simple seems to be so challenging. When I decided to start the Inclusion Comer, I thought it would be a snap. Like most of us, I tend to think...
I Want to Be One of "Those" Teachers. How Do I Do It?
We've all seen them. We've all wanted to be one of them... one of "those" teachers. A teacher that does a great job in the classroom, has students who love being in their class and who are always doing something new and exciting. We all have the potential...
Research Cafe~The Salad Bar: A Guide for the Research-Aversive Teacher
I teach research and evaluation methods to successful agriculture teachers or extension educators who enter graduate school or take professional development workshops. Some are curious about educational research, but many dread it. To help the research-aversive...
Research Is to Practioners as Logic Is to Detectives
It seems that television is overrun with detective shows. There are three versions of CSI alone. Because of shows like CSI, there has been a dramatic increase in students wanting to pursue careers in forensic science. Even in agricultural and extension...
Research-What Is the Point?
I have never been a hard core fan of research. I mean, I know we have to do it, and that wonderful revelations and discoveries, for our own discipline, have come from research-it just was not "me." I am a teacher and a communicator-let somebody else...
Using Research to Build Competitive Career Development Teams
Training students to compete in career development events (CDEs) is a time consuming and challenging task for all agricultural education teachers. Yet, this form of experiential learning can be one of the most beneficial lessons forstudents. Participants...