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. 76, No. 3, November/December

Advocating Aguaculture Education for Scientific Literacy
The placement of aquaculture education in the science curriculum is a powerful approach to learning science while maintaining a career focus. Vocational aquaculture programs are highly successful in motivating students to learn science, math, and technology...
A Network of Success
It's 7:40 am on a Monday morning, the bell has just rung and our first period horticultural science class is about to start. As the freshman students settle down to their work on this crisp September morning, it becomes glaringly apparent that the school...
Building Community and Administrative Support through Professionalism
Support is the key to an outstanding Agricultural Education program. You can be the best teacher in the world but if you do not have the community support along with the support of the administration your program will wither and die on the vine. As an...
Developing and Promoting a Vision for Agricultural Education
Several years ago I remember my teaching partner and I talking about our agricultural program and where we wanted it to go in the future. At that time we did not use the term "vision" but the words "future" and "stability" to describe what we were doing....
Developing and Promoting a Vision for Agricultural Education: Whose Job Is It?
A poster in a high school weight room states: "If you are not getting better, you are getting worse, there is no in-between". This speaks volumes regarding agricultural education programs in regards to facilities, equipment, support, recruitment, and...
Discussing the Future with Advisory Committees
Advances in production, communication and transportation technologies as well as expectations of consumers, taxpayers, business people and rural residents continue to cause changes in agriculture and rural areas (Saxowsky & Duncan, 1998). How have...
Future Agricultural Careers: Are Students Prepared?
Agriculture educators continuously compare the past and present and speculate on the future. A webpage created by Gary Hachfeld of the University of Minnesota Extension Service boldly titles the question "Why Can't Agriculture Be Like It Was In The 1950's?"....
Hypermedia Makes Horse Sense
Hypermedia has great potential in providing a rich, meaningful, active, and cooperative learning experience for middle and high school agricultural education students. It allows activities that are learner-centered, knowledge-centered, assessment-centered,...
Keeping Pace with 21st Century Agriculture
To maintain a quality Agriculture Education program, we must keep pace with changes in agriculture and subsequent changes in our students. As agricultural jobs have changed from production to those centering on service, we in agricultural education must...
NCLB, Standards, and the Future of Agricultural Education
Depending on what document or website you are looking at, you may find a few different descriptions of a vision or mission of Agricultural Education and/or educators. The Council through the National Strategic Plan described the following vision for...
Now, What Are You Going to Do?
As a first-year teacher, G. Victor Beekley soon learned that students are very creative in devising "incidents" to test what activities teachers will allow, which are not allowed, and the likely consequences of crossing that line. He also learned that...
Teachers as Visionaries: Ten Steps to Success
Just as politicians say "all politics are local", it is clear that the future of school-based agricultural education rests with the local program. At the heart of the local program and its success is THE TEACHER. The teacher's pivotal role in charting...
The Role of the Teacher in Developing and Promoting a Vision for Agricultural Education
"Education helps people become more knowledgeable about the world, more sensitive and understanding of their relationship to it, and more eager to contribute to the civilizing process. It helps people develop the ability to discern opportunities and...
Toward a New Vision for Agricultural Education
Preparation of"Reinventing Agricultural Education for the Year 2020 (RAE 2020)," a project of the National Council for Agricultural Education and completed a few years ago, had a major impact on agricultural education in this era. It led to numerous...
Where Are We Going as a Profession?
"Where are we going as a Profession?" Few teachers have time to ponder this question as we engage ourselves and our students in our daily activities, and neither did we until we were asked. We discussed how agricultural education has advanced and changed...