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. 83, No. 1, July/August

A Minds-On Approach to Experiential Learning in Agricultural Education
Often as agricultural education teachers, people ask us to define agricultural education. Most of us respond by explaining that it is a career and technical education program that provides students handson experience related to agriculture through classroom...
A View from the Other Side: High School Principals' Perceptions of Supervised Agricultural Experiences
The origin of Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) has been well documented by historians and scholars in agricultural education. This rich history is ingrained in the tradition of the agricultural education community and is a source of pride for...
Best Practices for Today and the Future: Motivating Students through an Agricultural Mechanics Project Auction
In 1996, the Templeton High School Agriculture Department (Templeton, CA) began a project auction to promote Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE) that were focused on metal and/or wood construction projects. Even though there has been recent turnover...
Globally-Based SAEs - Encouraging Students to Experience International Agriculture
The barriers expressed by students during SAE development are beginning to follow a pattern. Traditional production-based SAE projects are not ideal for an increasing number of today's students, and the need for innovative, non-traditional projects is...
Looking Back to Move Forward: Supervised Experience Programs in the 21st Century
Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) programs' have been the cornerstone of agricultural education programs since the program's inception in the late 19* century. With SAEs as an integral part of the curriculum, agricultural education programs have...
Revitalize Your Agricultural Education, Horticulture, or Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs by Using Concrete Pavers to Teach Patio Designs
A strong and exciting secondary agricultural education, horticulture, or SAE program is a necessity in all schools. Consequently, the agriculture teacher must possess a variety of knowledge, skills, and expertise. The agriculture teacher also needs appropriate...
Supervised Agricultural Experience - Is SAE a Priority in Your Program?
Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) is only important to your students if it is important to you the teacher! How you represent SAE in the classroom; reward students for their participation in SAE; and involve parents, administrators, and the community...
Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs in the 21st Century: Where Are We Today?
Since its inception, agricultural education (vocational agriculture) has promoted the concept of learning by doing. This concept is to be manifested in the classroom, through participation in the FFA, and by participation in Supervised Agricultural Experience...
What Are the Hidden Rules to SAE?
Borrowing an Idea from Poverty Literature to Explain SAEsIn Ruby Payne's (2003) book A Framework for Understanding Poverty, the concept of "hidden rules" among social classes is introduced. The concept is simple, yet has far-reaching implications. Those...