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. 75, No. 3, November/December

Agricultural Education and Extension Education: Partners in Learning
What would you do if we told you there is a way to get more done in less time and with fewer resources? What would you say if we could enlighten you of a way to improve the quality of your programs, increase your expertise, and expand the opportunities...
Curriculum Integration in the Volunteer State
Many agricultural educators are familiar with the concept of curriculum integration, and some are aware of the great learning potential that it holds (Grubb, 1995). But is this tool being used such that it helps to achieve maximum student performance?...
Emerging Trends: Distance Learning
This past spring, Brian Martin and John Neyhart, both agriculture instructors at Monmouth County Career Center in Freehold, New Jersey, taught courses to more than 40 students spread out among three area schools with agricultural education programs....
History Plays a Major Role in Today's Advancement in Agricultural Education
I consider myself blessed by having the opportunity to teach secondary agricultural education in a state that possessed state-sponsored instructional materials for agricultural educators. During my tenure as a secondary teacher, I also had the pleasure...
Integrating Math and Science into Agriculture
In 1988, the National Research Council recommended that all students needed a basic understanding of math and science concepts and that teaching math and science through agriculture was an effective approach to student learning (National Research Council,...
Leadership Development in an Urban Program
As I reflect on my teaching experience at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (CHSAS), I often wonder what aspect of the curriculum encouraged the leadership development of our students the most. Was it the FFA leadership training and career...
Making a Difference: Innovation in Agricultural Education
"There is a crucial distinction to be made between innovation and originality. The second, unlike the first, can never break with what preceded it: to be original, an artist must also belong to the tradition from which he departs. To put it another way,...
New Trends in the Agriculture Curriculum
There is no doubt that the agricultural industry has changed in the last 20 years, and Agricultural Education has followed suit. Our curriculum has adopted the scientific principles that have become common in production agriculture. In the early 1990's,...
The Cyber Classroom: Strategies for Using the Internet as an Instructional Resource
The Internet has worked its way into nearly every aspect of our lives. Schools are not excluded. By investing large amounts of money to connect to the Internet, schools have provided teachers and students with a tremendous source of information. However,...
The Latest Trend: Aligning with Standards
What trends are shaping curriculum? The impetus for realigning teacher preparation programs in agricultural education emanates from six major issues and events: - Agricultural educators need to develop a common philosophical and theoretical foundation...
Transforming the Curriculum for the 21st Century
The way a curriculum is organized can influence the way content is taught. In the past decade, there has been a trend to move toward an integrated curriculum. The purpose of this article is to review two types of curriculum models and suggest how teachers...
Trends in Working with Special Needs Students
Students with special needs often appear at the forefront of our public education system today. The push to involve all students in the regular classroom has brought about new dynamics of classroom procedures in order to be able to communicate effectively...
Trends: On the Verge of Dramatic Change?
Winston Churchill once said that "it is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time." However, Norman Vincent Peale once said that "we tend to get what we expect." (Great Quotes, 1990.) Trend analysis...
Using Socratic Questioning in the Classroom
The world is constantly changing, which means it is even more important to teach agriculture students how to think in and about agriculture rather than simply teaching them what to think about agriculture. In fact, Newcomb, McCracken, and Warmbrod (1993)...