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. 74, No. 6, May/June

A Capstone Learning Experience for Students in the Management of Natural Resources
Harper (1993) stated that, "We cannot expect students to learn the latest technologies without having active involvement" (p. 10). Surely, this is a mantra that all professional agricultural educators support, yet is it one that we all "embrace"? In...
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A Model for Youth Leadership Development in Career Education
A couple of years ago, when I was teaching in Middle Tennessee, a student that we will call "Johnny" signed up for "ag class." After about a week of lessons and videos pertaining to what he could do when he grew up, Johnny began to let me have it. "What's...
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An Interdisciplinary Approach to Agriculture
Integration of agricultural science into other subject areas plays a vital role in student perceptions of, accessibility to, and development in agriscience and agribusiness education. Educational programs that develop collaborative partnerships with...
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Assessment of the 4-H Shooting Sports in Oklahoma
Youth and guns. A scary combination in the public mind, and for good reason. Every day, 14 children die in the US from gunshot wounds, according to the National Center of Health Statistics. Although the numbers are alarming, this rate is the lowest since...
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Career Education through Service Learning: Creating Strategic Alliances for Student Learning
When students sit in a classroom and wonder "When am I ever going to use this information?", the real world can seem a million miles away. To receive a top-notch education, they need to see the relevance of rigorous academic studies to their own lives....
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Career Education: What Is the Fit?
THEM ARTICLE As legislation at the national, state and local levels continues to impact the classroom/laboratory environment, the role of career education becomes somewhat less clear and sometimes the contention of debate. When you stir in the economy...
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Does Agricultural Education Do School-to-Career Education?
The strategic plan for Agricultural Education identifies our mission as preparing students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources system. Many of America's young adults leave...
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Implementing Career Education Programs during Comtemporary Times
Contemporary Challenges Career education is not a new concept in American education. A review of literature and research indicates that elements of career education were included in a number of historical federal legislative acts. These include the Morrill...
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Integrating Science into Agriculture through an Assessment Assignment
The integration of scientific subjects into the agricultural education curriculum is vital to the learning process. The importance of integrating science into career, technical and vocational subject areas helps students retain knowledge and utilize...
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Is It Career Education or Education about Careers?
EDITORIAL Recently, I heard a friend of mine say that she loved her job; she did not look upon her job as work. For her, the choices she made for her profession were the right ones. Choosing a job you love may not be easy, but it is quite possible that...
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It Is the Best of Times; It Is the Worst of Times for Career Education
Over the last several months, I pondered what would be the better title for the theme article for this issue of the magazine. I pondered such titles as "Where has Career Education gone?" or "For whom the bell tolls, it tolls for Career Education" or...
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"Physician, Heal Thyself"
I have always been under the assumption that it was hard to fix a problem if you did not recognize it existed. The most common example of this type of situation could be found in an alcoholic. If a person continually denies they have a drinking problem,...
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Planning for Success: Role of IGP's and Assessment in Kentucky's Agricultural Education Curriculum
Education that does not incorporate career planning is a hollow promise. In the past, too often students were counseled and led to take courses that fit a learning or study model that had little relevance to their next step in life, especially if that...
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Takin Care of the Home Front
Scene: Local high school Ag program. It is the first week of the fall semester; a new school year. The agriculture teacher is instructing his new students on the procedures of how to complete the "Student Data Sheets". Student One: "Hey, Mr. F. why do...
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