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. 4, January/February

Flattening Classroom Walls
For evidence of how the world is flattening, we need to look no further than our Agricultural Education classrooms. Since the start of my teaching career in 1995, I have seen technology flatten the "walls" of my classroom tremendously. Early in my career,...
Flattening or Moving Uphill?
What a difference a couple of decades make! The high school Agricultural Education program that I graduated from in central Wisconsin in 1980 differs some from the program that I teach today. What strikes me the most, is how incredibly different the...
Flat Worlds and Spinning Thoughts
New BeginningsToday I am assembling my first issue of The Agricultural Education Magazine. This is an adventure. Learning new software is like learning a new language. Just about the time you think you've got it figured out, you see you have ordered...
Inclusion Corner
A gricultural Education has come of age. By that I mean we have evolved to meet the needs of the students we serve. We are adept at what we do, and now it is time to begin to fill in the missing pieces.We understand today what our early forefathers did...
Life Skills through Agricultural Education
Maybe there really is something to this talk about a flattening world. A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to host a delegation of career and technical educators from Malaysia. They came to tour secondary and postsecondary career and technical education...
Living in a Flat World: What Globalization Means for Agriculture and AgriScience Education
Thomas L. Friedman's book, The World is Flat, is a fascinating look at the extraordinary changes that have taken place in our world during the twenty-first century. Friedman writes about the ten forces he believes "flattened" the world and how they have...
Staying Relevant in a Flattening World
How well do you really know your students?Look at the Class of 2007. Today's high school seniors were born around 1990. The same year the personal computer celebrated its 15th birthday, and a gentleman named Tim Berners-Lee proposed something called...
Tech No - No More
Along with being a Baby Boomer, I just discovered that I belong to a newly fashionable offbeat group called Tech Nos, or those who opt out of the latest technology. I do not have a television or a laptop. Saturday nights are spent with NPR and Garrison...
The World Is Flattening-Where Will Agricultural Education Fit?
Isn't it amazing that after some 2000 years of man traveling the earth that we now are using some of the same terms they did back in the beginning? "The earth is flat." Just as Christopher Columbus and many other explorers during the 1400's began to...
When the World Is Flat
"When the world is flat, you can innovate without having to emigrate."-Thomas FriedmanAgricultural education has always tried to be proactive rather than reactive to the world around us. We have overcome many challenges and have also been on the forefront...
Where Were We Hiding When the World Flattened?
After a quick 3-day trip to Washington DC I enjoyed arriving back home, getting to sleep in my own bed, and following my normal routine. Then it hit me, that is why, according to Thomas L. Friedman in "The World Is Flat," the United States has been surpassed...