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. 6, May/June

Action Research: A Method for Learning about Your Program for Positive Change
Action research is a genera of researchmethods for the purpose oflearning about your program and practice for positive change. Action research aims to improve educational practice by systematically studying an issue or problem faced in an educational...
Daily Classroom Improvement with Action Research
"My fifth period class bounces off the walls. They are the rowdiest class that I have ever had. How can I keep that class on track?"All teachers face a "fifth period" occasionally. Our challenge is to work through this difficult classroom situation to...
Documenting Student Impact through Action Research: A Study on the Impact of Teaching SAE in an Experiential Way
Agricultural educators try new ideas to motivate their students with different approaches. However, how do teachers know if their innovative ideas work? About two years ago, we shared an experiential learning approach to introduce and teach SAE to high...
Exploring Applied Learning Techniques in the Agri-Science Classroom
In California, the face of today's agri-science classroom has changed drastically as the focus of education turns more towards standardized testing and less on the actual learning experience. Educators scramble to cover vast amounts of material required...
Overwhelming? Yes! Valuable? Definitely!
'Please, not another assignment.' Our class was informed that each student would be responsible for creating, organizing and conducting an action research project during our student teaching experience. This assignment's intent was to give us a tool...
Practical Use of Action Research for the Beginning or Busy Teacher
Discovering a ProblemJasonThe kid was making me crazy!In the middle of a discussion, there was Jason at the back of the room attempting to throw his freshly sharpened pencil into the ceiling foam. What next! Earlier, I caught him unscrewing the legs...
Reality TV and Action Research: Finding Solutions to Immediate Challenges
Reality TV shows have become popular television entertainment. A record number of viewers tune in to catch people deal with unusual challenges. Whether it is learning strategies, behavioral issues, best teaching practices, or classroom management, the...
Seven Steps for Improving Teaching through Action Research
There are different ways of doing research. It could be argued that some methods are more useful in particular contexts. However, certain processes and procedures are common to all kinds of research. It is these processes and procedures that qualify...
Solving Problems through Action Research: Engaging the Teacher and Student through Exploratory Learning
Each agriculture teacher has things they can improve in their program, whether they teach in a one or multiple person department. Facilities tend to be an area that can always see improvement. As teachers begin their new positions, many lists begin to...
Teacher Action Research as a Worldwide Movement
Action Research has deep roots. Agriculture teachers who use action research to improve instruction are part of a larger tradition. The tradition spans 75 years and several continents (Greenwood & Levin, 1998). Moreover, action research is resolutely...
Teacher Researchers in Agricultural Education: Developing Teacher Leaders through Action Research
Action research can take on many forms and may be used for many purposes. For example, action research can be conducted while doing a community-based project with the goal of providing after school recreation for kids; or research can be carried out...
The Role of Action Research in Effecting Educational Change
Action research is any systematic inquiry conducted by teacher researchers, or other stakeholders in the teaching and learning environment to gather information about ways that their particular classroom or program operates, how they teach, and how well...