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. 82, No. 5, March/April

FFA Members.Ready to Compete Globally: "The Making of a High School Ag Ed Study Abroad"
As the waiters circled the tables with skewers of picanha and pineapple, students sampled any food placed in front of them and enjoyed the fellowship surrounding that day in the foreign land of Brazil. Used to eating their meals in 1 5 minutes or less,...
Integration of International Agriculture at Twin Valley High School
What is international agriculture at the secondary level? Is it the knowledge of the humanitarian food distribution effort that is ongoing in Haiti? Is it knowing how a Peace Corps volunteers needs to be respectful of the culture while working in Bolivia?...
Is Your Agricultural Program Really the Center of the Universe?
Prior to the publication of De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres) in 1 543 by Nicolaus Copernicus, it was widely accepted that the Earth was the center of the universe and the sun, moon, stars and planets revolved...
Service Learning Collaboration to Enrich Agricultural Education
The past 10 years have seen a resurgence of interest among university students in volunteer projects to make the world a better place. Volunteer organizations such as Engineers Without Borders (EWB) have grown dramatically and universities across the...
Students Invigorate Their Futures in Education with Learning Opportunities Abroad
Dr. Whittington posted the following question on "international experiences" to a message board for students in agricultural education at The Ohio State University.Question: The College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Science has a goal to increase...
Study Abroad Opportunities for Agricultural Education: Lessons Learned and Tips for Teachers
According to the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) only one fifth of one percent (0.2%) of high school students study abroad (2008). That compares with less than five percent of U.S. college students studying abroad in...
Teaching in a Shrinking World
Ever think about how silly we are in education?American educators approach students with the concept of "changing" them to fit our style of teaching and classroom management. Yet when given the opportunity to participate in international educational...
Was Friedman Correct? Is the World Really Flat? If So, What Does It Mean for Agricultural Education?
Thomas L. Friedman wrote a New York best seller in 2005 called The World is Flat - A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century. It was an engaging read that helped explain globalization and why you and I should give his proposition some serious thought....
Why American Schools Should Study World Agriculture: A Perspective on India
India is the seventh largest country in the world and the second largest nation in Asia. It has a land area of 3.29 million square km with a coastline of 7,5 1 6 km. This country is home to over 17% of the world's population, next only to China.India...