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. 6, May/June

A Framework for Comprehensive Program Evaluation
Assessing impact of Extension programs, stakeholder demands for accountability and reduction in funding from federal/state/local governments for all programs are a major concern. In addition, the demand for Extension educators to demonstrate the value...
Communities of Practice.NAAE's Place for Sharing
Imagine engaging in a lively discussion with other igricultural educators, finding a great classroom activity, or even collaborating with colleagues from another school on an event or presentation, all while never leaving your desk.NAAE 's Communities...
Comprehensive Evaluation-Finding A Fit
Accountability, No Child Left Behind, and snsuring learner success are talked about daily in regard to education and are charges given to agricultural education programs today. Each implies that all parts of an agricultural education program must be...
Comprehensive Program Evaluation-Does It Really Work?
In our professions,we utilize a tremendous number of programs, activities and ainitiatives, but not nearly enough evaluation - often because of a lack of true knowledge regarding how to conduct effective evaluation. Often, our evaluation is limited in...
For Program Evaluation, You Best Dance with Them That Brung Ya!
Most anyone who grew up in the South or in rural areas aof America is familiar with the saying, dance with them that brung ya, or some derivative there of. The old saying, often credited to former University of Texas football coach Darrell Royal, actually...
Life-Long Learning-Is It Real?
How do we know we are still learning? What does "life-long learnmean anyway? If are involved in the educational system you tend to become impervious to the concept of learning more about the topics you cut your teeth on- somehow thinking you already...
Rural Background No Obstacle to Academic Careers in Science
Growing up in a modern city with good schools offers many advantages to bright, ambitious children who aspire to careers in science. Wealthy urban school districts have many advantages over rural schools. Urban schools are more likely to:* Have more...
The Internet-Telephone Interview as a Classroom Teaching Tool
(ProQuest: ... denotes text stops here in original.)The in-class telephone interview is discussed as a valuable teaching tool for all educational levels, from graduate school seminars down to elementary school. Even the busiest scientists and professionals...
Volunteers: An under Utilized Resource
Every year, millions of Americans volunteer their time and assistance to causes they consider to be worthwhile. The use of volunteers in the school setting provides an extra resource without adding additional costs to school budgets (Shifflett, 1994)....