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. 2, September/October

Agricultural Literacy at the Country Fair
GENERAL ARTICLE Many people would be surprised to find that they rely on at least half-a-dozen products of the agricultural industry each morning, in the brief time between the buzz of their alarm clock and their daily drive to the office. When you think...
Impacting the Curriculum through Research
THEME EDITOR COMMENTS Research at the local, state, and national levels can significantly impact the curriculum in agricultural education. What qualifies as research? According to McMillan and Schumacher, (2001) "research is a systematic process of collecting...
Known for the Questions We Ask
EDITORIAL It has often been said that the best teachers are the ones that ask a lot of questions. Teachers should be known for the questions they ask rather than the mere subject matter or facts they are often too ready to unload. Indeed, this "unloading...
Linking Local Programmatic Questions to Answers Developed through Research
THEME ARTICLE The plea was straightforward: "Help us decide what is important to teach students in our local agricultural education programs." This secondary Nebraska agricultural educator articulated for us, University of Nebraska agricultural education...
Position Paper: Future Federal Career and Technical Education Funding
By ACTE Agricultural Education Division and the National Council for Agricultural Education The ACTE Agricultural Education Division submits the following items for consideration in future federal career and technical education legislation: * Career...
Research in the Agricultural Education Curriculum: A Student's Perspective
How many times have you heard children ask, "Why is the sky blue?" or "What makes the grass green?" Although the children asking these questions may not realize it, these thoughts lean toward their first involvement in research. Like these children,...
Research on Service Learning
GENERAL ARTICLE As the United States moves into the 21 st century, the education system of our nation is under constant analysis. It is widely recognized that the education of children is of utmost importance and a wide variety of ideas to improve the...
Starting an Agriscience Research Program with Junior and Senior High School Students
In 1993, while attending Iowa State University, I met my future wife, Andrea. We had a lot in common. Both of us had grown up on farms. Both of us had been in FFA in high school. Both of us had goals of receiving the American FFA Degree. Andrea, however,...
Student Achievement in Agricultural Education: Who's Doing the Math?
USA Today. Thursday, August 1, 2002. p.9A. Colorado: Denver Some Colorado students lost ground on mandatory skills tests, and other scores remained flat. But state officials said there has been slow steady improvement when measured over the long term....
Students: Learning How to Learn Science
GENERAL ARTICLE Introduction Our society is becoming increasingly dependent on a myriad of complex technologies, demanding an increasing level of"scientific literacy" to make informed decisions about the use of new technology (National Research Council,...
User-Friendly Research
Two years ago I had the opportunity to work with the National Agricultural Education Research Conference (NAREC) in San Diego, California. The Agricultural Education and Studies Department at Iowa State University was hosting the event and I was hired...
We Need New Play-Doh
THEME ARTICLE I am jealous of my kids' exciting, new Play-Doh colors. When I was their age I had never even seen a Play-Doh pumper. Unfortunately, the bright colors disappear as they create their Play-Doh masterpieces, and cans of fluorescent yellow,...
What Is a Qualified, Competent, and Caring Teacher?
Researchers, teachers, administrators, parents, and stakeholders continually search for variables that make the difference for students in the curriculum. It is no surprise that the teacher and quality of instruction makes the biggest difference in how...